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Commentary on 'Cambodia', by James Fenton

Title: Commentary on 'Cambodia', by James Fenton
Category: /Literature/Poetry
Details: Words: 1342 | Pages: 5 (approximately 235 words/page)
Commentary on 'Cambodia', by James Fenton
James Fenton, the poet of 'Cambodia' spent several years in Asia, touring countries such as Cambodia, Vietnam and Indochina and became distressed and exceedingly more and more incensed by the atrocious war crimes being committed by those in authority. He wrote most of his poems upon his return to America, but 'Cambodia' was written while he was visiting Southern Asia. Cambodia was a country devastated by war, and over 2 million civilians died in the various …showed first 75 words of 1342 total…
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…showed last 75 words of 1342 total…not as comprehensive as pieces such as "Dulce et decorum est" by Wilfred Owen, I think that it is far more shocking and persuasive than the aforementioned poem, while not drawing on any personal experiences or describing the abominable conditions of war. It was published in countless newspapers and figured on leaflets and anti-war demonstrations which shows its eminence and value. Even now it is an apt and timely reminder about the perils of war.

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