Shakespeare wrote of them but this one tends to top most popular lists, mainly due to the opening line which every romantic knows off by heart. And please be aware that not every line of every Shakespeare sonnet is written in pure iambic pentameter - a mistake made by many a supposed authority.
The best of the scripts provided Tony Hancock with a brilliant foil for his comic genius.
Yet to assume they are all perfection would be too hopeful- quite often the shows are almost as humdrum as the very best of their contemporaries, however when at the peak of excellence, they are unsurpassable even today.
The stories were built around the same old Tony Hancock, he had the same mannerisms, the same slightly bigoted attitudes.
Was it the absence of Sid James? Certainly that was one failing, but more importantly, Hancock is clearly suffering from a lack of confidence. And who can blame him once he had first seen those scripts? Yes the missing ingredient is Galton and Simpson, those ace scriptwriters.
Twenty years earlier Laurel and Hardy, the greatest comedy duo had seen their film career collapse, when writers insisted on merely recreating their old gags.
And so here, this is sub Hancock, the same Hancock washed up again, but never in quite the right mixture as before, and never with any inventiveness. A couple of these stories have potential, even if unfulfilled potential, but the others are simply abysmal, marking the sad collapse of the greatest television comedian.
Laurel and Hardy did almost revive their careers on stage, but sadly the lad from East Cheam never quite made a good comeback.
The picture is from the ATV Hancock series, one of the stories not currently available. Unless of course you include the ATV shows, in which case, these two are quite good."Dulce et Decorum est" (read here) is a poem written by Wilfred Owen during World War I, and published posthumously in The Latin title is taken from the Roman poet Horace and means "it is sweet and honorable ", followed by pro patria mori, which means "to die for one's country".One of Owen's most renowned works, the poem is known for its horrific imagery and condemnation of war.
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urbanagricultureinitiative.com helps you with high school, college and graduate test prep. In the last analysis, ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’ is a clever sonnet but more than this, it’s an impassioned one: Wilfred Owen fills his poem with raw emotion which moves us in every line.
The cleverness isn’t allowed to dominate, yet Owen’s use of mourning imagery and funeral conventions makes for a poem that not only makes us think, but moves us too.
Anthem for doomed youth by Wilfred Owen talks about sons, husbands and fathers who have fallen prey to the vagaries of war. The term “Anthem” rings a bell and calls out different meanings which plays and ploys with the minds of the readers.
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