Rhetorical Strategies Used In Stephen Crane's War Is Kind

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Imagine something that you would call kind , now hold that thought ; did you think of cannon fire and your comrades of falling dead next you , did you think of the horrors of war. In Stephen Crane’s war poem “War Is Kind” he uses many rhetorical strategies , diction , and syntax to show the losses and the trauma of war to reveal his idea of war being a destructive force .

Crane uses many rhetorical strategies in this small poem he uses imagery , types of persuasion ,diction ,syntax etc. All throughout the poem crane uses some very strong sarcasm calling war “kind” which he does right after he tells a person not to weep after they have lost a loved one such as when he said “do not weep maiden war is kind”(line 1 Crane) he does this to ratify