Wilfred Owen

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The poems “ Dulce et Decorum Est” By Wilfred Owen and “Who’s for the Game” By Jessie Pope, were both written during World War I but both poems transmit a different opinion on the war. In Wilfred’s poem, the poem is named after the Roman poet Horace, meaning “It is sweet and proper to die for one’s country” Wilfred goes again this meaning when talking about the war in his poem. Wilfred thinks of war as dreadful the worst thing ever, almost like as if it 's not worth dying for your country since you’re losing so much. In Jessie Pope’s poems, she describes war as being great and wanting the soldiers that are involved in the war not to be cowards and sacrifice themselves for their country. These two poems convey two different messages, and different mood and tones. The poems have different ways people viewed World War I, you could fight for your country and think nothing bad will happen or accept the fact that you will go back home barely alive or not even be going back home at all. In “Dulce et Decorum Est” Wilfred Owen talk about the horrifying effects of war and his experience in the trenches. The poems show an opposite opinion on Dulce et Decorum, which means “it’s sweet and proper to die for one’s country.” In the first stanza “Bent double, like old beggars under sacks, Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge.” (1-3) This gives readers an idea of what the trenches were like in his perspective everyone was sick. In stanza two it states “Till on the
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