There are different point of views when the topic comes to war. Some people have different perspectives about war; war is a game or war is brutal fight. The two poems have many similar characteristics, and many different ones. In “Dulce Et Decorum Est” by Wilfred Owen is about a soldier’s point of view during the war. Whereas “Who’s for the game?” by Jessica Pope is about a person that is trying to get people excited and join World War I.
Owen is stressing the conditions of the soldiers being exhausted, barely walking and overall deformed, unlike what the propaganda posters showed. It is used to create a picture in the audience’s mind to show the suffering of the soldiers and the effects of war. He is teaching the audience the truth about war and is proving the propaganda posters wrong. A simile has also been used which compares the physically drained soldiers to beggars.
The poem Dulce et Decorum est written by Wilfred Owen refers to the horrors of world war one which Owen experienced first hand. He wrote this poem whilst recovering from shellshock in the Craiglockhart hospital. The poem distinctly describes a young soldier suffering during a brutal gas attack. A key idea in the poem is that Owen wanted to show the true realities of war and how brutal, inhumane and exhausting it was for the poor men who fought in it. He also wanted to criticise those who would glorify war and who would encourage the senseless slaughter.
Both ‘The Soldier’ and ‘Dulce et decorum est’ express the authors perception of war. Owen describes the bitter reality of war, whereas Rupert Brooke expresses the glorification of war and fighting for your country. Alliteration is used in both poems to establish rhythm and reinforce the tone. For the two poems, the titles are misleading. They contradict what the poem is actually about.
It tries to enlighten the hardship of coming back to a life that is not foul or execrable including the likes of PTSD and unemployment. Both of these works of art simultaneously denounce the sins of war while supporting the troops overseas. War Song and Hero of War are two very controversial songs about war, while being two similar songs as well. Both of these songs use Ethos as both of artists have served in war ergo making them a credible source. While Rise Against’s HoW uses Ethos to describe the dreadful sights and glimpses of war, War Song uses Ethos to support the troops and to lambaste war.
Second, the poem shows the destructive effective wars can cast on both people’s physical bodies and their mind, and finally Owen illustrates how human relationship manifests in war. First of all, the poem provides the audience an especially realistic and authentic experience of war. This sense of reality is created by the usage
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