It has an extra four lines in the last stanza to incorporate the main message of the poem. War and death are the themes of both poems but they are written from different perspectives. Brooke seems to base his poem on myth because overall he says that it is good to die for your country while fighting at war is terrible and that it is every soldier for himself and not for your country.
The poet also breaks from normal poetry to show society the normal images of war. The ability to move the reader makes the poem work which aids the reader in to understanding the false propaganda.
In 'The Volunteer' Asquith has created an inspirational mood, one that indicates patriotism and optimism. I felt that of the poems that I was given to choose from these two told a tragic and effective story of what war was really like. I have chosen Dulce Et Decorum Est because it describes the struggle of a group of people who have to struggle through the most extraordinary events day in day out. The First World War was an event that brought to many people, pain, sorrow and bitterness. Accounts of the war shows that no other war challenged existing conventions, morals and ideals in the same way as did World War.
Many people touched by the terrror of the war have written pieces of literature about the massacre that was World War 1, wishing people to understand the horror and tragedy that befell those involved.
These poems both have a main subject of war. The main difference though, which leads to many other differences in the two poems are that they were written very in different centuries and times. The main similarity we have observed is that they both capture war time experiences. Both look at War as the main subject, but express very different views on it.
For now, this may seem like a mistake, like this is all a mistake, and that the statement itself cannot possibly be what is meant to be written in the first sentence of this page. But it is supposed to be there, because there it is, bold and right. What images of war do these two poems convey? The poem was written to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign.
Owen wrote this poem as an antiwar message describing the horrors that he went through. The poem itself presents an a blunt impression of the world through its linking of ideas and language in its text. By doing this he is trying to help stop other soldiers from experiencing what happened in a shortage of time.
History tells us to learn from the past to improve the future of our world. It is blatantly apparent that the author was a soldier who experienced some of the most gruesome images of war.
In order to fully understand and appreciate great poetry, one must be acquainted with the poet. Wilfred Owen was born in Shropshire, England. Soldiers are exhausted from their unhealthy lifestyle. This prevents excuses their slow pace. This made me feel awful and I doubled my sympathy towards the unfair fate of soldiers. Wilfred Owen varies his language and choice of techniques throughout the poem to the point when every word gains a carefully planned meaning and every sentence has a purpose.
The poet made the reader experience pity towards the man by the use of his expressive language. This situation already made me realise at least in a small degree how unfairly the soldiers had been persuaded into joining the army without the knowledge of what they were to come across. The poet had been haunted by his past and could not break free of what has happened to him. The poet is trying to communicate his never-ending nightmare, as he has to face it every night , helplessly.
I feel sorry for Wilfred Owen, because he was forced to accept his fait: being doomed to a never ending slideshow of horror. It was written to portray the reality of war.
In it he describes the horrors he witnessed as a soldier from the front line of battle. The aim of the poem was to tell people that Jessie Pope, a poet who was encouraging young men to go to war because it was glorious, was wrong.
Reading this poem, made me realize my own luck and circumstance: I have been fortunate to have avoided the brutalities brought by world war one.
In this poem, the poet uncovered the hidden truths of the past century and he conveyed the horrors of was through the use of imaginative language and effective imagery. The tone and mood is also set by language such as "misty panes and thick green light. The two poems I have chosen to compare are both about the first world war.
Peter Porter writes about the situation people may find themselves in when in, his poem 'Your Attention Please', he describes an announcement concerning a nuclear Rocket Strike. Poetry handbook, , John Lennard, Oxford.
This made me feel awful and I doubled my sympathy towards the unfair fate of soldiers. By doing this he is trying to help stop other soldiers from experiencing what happened in a shortage of time. Misty panes add an unreal element to this traumatic scene, as though the speaker is looking through a window.
By doing this he is trying to help stop other soldiers from experiencing what happened in a shortage of time.