War is Kind - Stephen Crane
3 pages (750 words)
Through the element of sarcasm the poet gives the message, how darkness has engulfed human spirit. Amidst the noise and din generated by the violence of war, amidst dance of destruction and death of soldiers, the author tries to discover cruel kindness of those who are responsible to unleash war, offers consolation by lamenting “War is kind”. Corroborating this, the poet writes: “Great is the battle-god, great, and his kingdom-- A field where a thousand corpses lie”.