Dulce Et Decorum Est Jessica Pope Analysis

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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. Both of the poems speak about World War I. According to both poems, fighting for your country is a difficult, but necessary, thing to do. In Owen’s poem this is pointed out when he states, “As under a green sea, I saw him drowning. In all my dreams, before my helpless sight, He plunges at me, guttering, choking, and drowning.” This quote shows that the necessary cost to winning a war. Along these lines, in Popes’ poem states, “Who knows it won’t be a picnic – not much-.” These quotes prove that the war will be hard to get through and overcome.…show more content…
In Owen’s poem, though the war may be necessary, it’s not fun or glorious it’s brutal. As you can see, “My friend, you would not tell with such high zest to children ardent for some desperate glory.” This means if you really know what war is like you wouldn’t promote it in a good way. However, this is what Popes’ poem is applying. In her poem she says, “Who would much rather come back with a crutch than lie low and be out of the fun?” She is applying that war is fun and everyone should join to protect our country. There are many ways to look at war. These two poems show similarities and differences about war. One author speaks about the reality of war and how it’s not as glorious as people may think it is. However the other author speaks about how war is a game and everyone should help serve our country, not knowing how bad the war
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