The song, 1916 was from World War 1. The point of view of this song was from a young soldier that was in the war. This song shows that even if you do die, you should know that you died fighting for your country. Also to let the soldiers know that they are heroes. Two concept words you could use for this song are empathy and environment. Environment because of all the bombs blowing trees out of the ground and putting big holes in the ground. Empathy because the soldiers couldn't leave anytime they wanted, they had to stay there and watch all this happen. The quotation we all added two years to our age shows how much some of the soldiers wanted to fight. They weren't even old enough to go in the war buy they wanted to fight for their country so bad that they just added two more years onto their age.
The song, Over There was also from World War1. The point of view for this song is the government. They are trying to make the war sound good. As if it was a good thing to be in the war. This way more soldiers would enlist in the army. Two good concept words for this song are power and citizen ship. Power because its making the soldiers feel powerful and make them think they should go fight. Citizenship because soldiers were doing their duty by fighting. A good quotation in this song is be proud your boys in line because instead of the parents not letting their sons go, they will let them go and be proud of them as they fight.
The song, Voices That Care was for the Gulf War. The point of view for this song was from the people who missed the soldiers. Like family and friends who haven't seen the soldiers in a while. This song was mainly written to show the soldiers they are not forgotten. That we remember them and know they are fighting for our country. Also to make the soldiers feel better when they are thinking about home. When they go into war and donít know if they will ever see their family or friends again. A good concept word for this song is empathy. There is a lot of love and caring in this song. Have Faith is a good quotation for this song because thatís what the soldiers need to do. Is to have faith so that they can fight through this war.
The three of these songs have a few similarities. They can help a soldier get through the war a little easier. They are positive songs and not negative songs. In other words they are saying that its good to fight for your country and keep trying. These songs also have differences. 1916 tells all the bad things about war. Like losing friends and dying. Over There is pretty much saying that war makes a man. This way more soldiers will enlist. Voices That Care doesn't really say anything about war. Its mainly talking about soldiers, not war. Letting the soldiers know they are not forgotten.
There was a lot
of power and empathy in these songs. They made the soldiers feel
better through hard times and kept them trying. These songs also
helped soldiers stay in rhythm as they marched. Although I think
the most important thing at least one of these songs did was show the soldiers
they were loved and will never be forgotten. That's what helps some
of the soldiers survive these wars.