Rupert Brooke Poem Analysis

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The Soldier by Rupert Brooke and Dulce et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen are both poems with the theme of war and are examples of the author’s perception of war. Rupert Brooke expresses his love for England in ‘The Soldier’ through a patriotic tone and a sense of idealism. In ‘Dulce et Decorum Est”, Wilfred Owen tells us the bitter reality about the ‘glory’ for dying for one’s country. The poem has a sense of realism. Rupert Brooke was an English poet well known for his idealistic war sonnets written during the World War 1. He was born in 1887, and was a schoolmaster of a Rugby School established in 1517. Thomas Arnold who was the schoolmaster of the school before Rupert Brooke was born, was an influential figure to the nineteenth- century education. His rule of how each student should be educated in the mind (academic studies), body (sports) and soul (Christianity) connects with the content of the poem as Rupert Brooke mentioned these aspects. Brooke became a symbol of the tragic loss of talented youth during war through the numerous poems he have published. On the other hand, Wilfred Owen was also an English poet, he was born in 1893. Owen did not have the opportunities that Rupert Brooke has and worked in multiple schools as a teaching assistant and a language tutor. He returned to England to enlist the army, and participated in the western front, resulting being diagnosed with shell-shock. He returned to war where he was killed while leading his men. He died on December
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