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Compare and Analyze to two poems, "The Soldier" by Rupert Brooke and "Dulce Et Decorum Est " by Wilfred Owen. Look at their content, language, form (structure), tune, imaginary content and message. World War I, probably the most horrible of modern wars, inspired some of the most beautiful and powerful poetry of the 20th century. Two very good examples are "The Soldier" by Rupert Brooke and "Dulce Et Decorum Est " by Wilfred Owen, both were written before and during the this war. Rupert Brooke was a well- educated English man who lived the enthusiasm of the whole country when the war started. He wrote this and many other poems with the illusion of a very short war with a happy-ending. He joined the army and went to war. However, he didn't have the chance to fight because during the journey to the front he died from mosquito poison. The life of Wilfred Owen was very different from Rupert Brooke's. Owen was a middle class English man who didn't have the education of Brooke. ...read more.


This difference is mainly due to what poets experience. It is probable that if Brooke had experience war his poems could have change of point of view. The structure and the language both poems have very little similarities and many differences. One similarity is the consistency of their rhyme scheme. Both poems have a regular rhyme scheme, this is because... The language Owen's use in the poem is very informal and colloquial. For example when he wrote "Drunk with fatigue; deaf even to the hoots / of disappointment shells that drop behind". The poem doesn't have a formal stanza laid out, the first stanza has eight verse and the third only two verses. By not using "ceremonial" words and not having formal stanza laid out, Owen try to point us again that the war is not elegant or has formal structure. Brooke poem is quite different, he is language and the structure of the poem is very formal. This suggests that his way of thinking of war is very formal and by some means without suffering. ...read more.


The last stanza the poet's tune is of dislike for all the people who make the young boys fight for nothing. Both poems give a totally different message. Brooke try to tell us that dying for the country is the proper thing to do and that if you died during the war you will enrich other parts of the world. It is a very patriotic poem and it help to understand what English people thought of the war before it started. Owen thought quite the opposite, he believe that the war was the worst thing you could live in and told us that the war wasn't the proper thing to do because the only result of it was the death of many young man. This poem describe us what people thought of the war when they lived in it. In Conclusion, both poems are different from each other. They have a different view of war. I personally like more "Dulce et Decorum est" because of his powerful imagine and language. The soldier was for me very patriotic and superficial, but I could imagine that was the feeling in the whole world in that time. Jazmin Botello ...read more.

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