Who's For The Game Poem Analysis

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There are two poems that are being described: “Dulce et Decorum Est” and “Who’s for the Game?”. Both poems both focus on war ,but “Dulce et Decorum Est” is more focused on the harsh and depressing parts of the war. The poem “Who’s for the Game” is more focused on the more friendly recruiting parts of the war. The poems have noticeable similarities and differences through the poems.
The poem “Dulce et Decorum Est” mainly describes the war as harsh, depressing, and fierce. This poem expresses suffering by using harsh connotations of descriptive words like drowning, blood-shod, haunting flares, and devil’s sick of sin to create a tormented mood and tone. This author appeals to the audience with pathos by having depressing stories about the struggles of war. This poem uses similes like “Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud” they use these similes to show how bad it is for the soldiers at that time. This poem also rhymes for example “Bent double, like old beggars under sacks” and “Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs” the word sacks and backs both rhyme. The rhyme scheme of this poem is A , B , A , B , C , D , C , D, and
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“Dulce et Decorum Est” is similar to “ Who’s for the Game” because they both rhyme and they both talk about a aspect of the war. For example they both say that the war is not going good and the country and its soldiers are suffering. They are also similar because they both use similes and pathos to express how they feel about the war. The differences between the poems are they have different ways that they appeal to the reader. For example the author for” Dulce et Decorum Est” uses more of a depressing connotation and the author for “Who’s for the Game” uses more of a welcoming persuading view. They are also different because the rhyme schemes are different and the poem “Who’s for the Game” has inner rhyme within the
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