His other poetry also has echoes of his war experience, as in this poem nettles nettles is about a child - scannell had six children - falling into a patch of nettles. Nettles by vernon scannell my son aged three poet seems to feel that the nettles deliberately hurt his son and that it is his job to take revenge and he knows that, although he may have won the battle, he will not win the war his son will ''.
2(b)(i): nettles by vernon scannell was the prescribed poem for comparison, presented the futility of war and many candidates made comparisons about how . Analysis of 'nettles' by vernon scannell he was awarded the wilfred owen associationaward for significant contributions to war poetry and rainhad called up tall recruits behind the shed: suggests that the battle is futile.
The poem hide and seek was written by vernon scannel and is about a child playing hide and seek with his friends the main theme of this poem is isolation.
School revision resource for gcse english literature about vernon scannell's poem, nettles references to war might also suggest that the battle is futile.