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Differences Between poems from 1914-1916 to 1916-18

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Differences Between poems from 1914-1916 to 1916-18 The two poems we have been studying are, the first one 'Whose for the Game' Jessie Pope the poet of this poem describes the war as a glorious adventure and encourages people to join in the pursuit of war against the Germans, Whereas Wilfred Owen the poet of the poem 'Dulce et Decorum Est' differs by feeding us images of the war and the horrific scenes that happens, and Wilfred Owen expresses his opinions by using a Pacifist message in this poem. The poetry from 1914-1916 we are going to compare to 1916- 1918 is 'Whose for the Game' this is the poem we are going to use from the period 1914-1916. The poet of the poem 'Whose for the Game' is Jessie Pope this is an aggressive patriotic woman Jessie Pope encourages the citizens of the country to fight in the war to save their country from the enemy: Who's for the game, the biggest that's played The red crashing game of a fight? ...read more.


Jessie Pope uses slang to talk to the generation by using their type of language so they think that she is one of them. In contrast to 'Dulce et decorum est' the poem from 1916-1918, the poet of his Wilfred Owen who was in the Army describes the war as a horrible thing, for he was in the war and he had witnessed the horrors of the war, he expresses this by using the poem In the poem 'Dulce et decorum est' he describes the soldiers of the war: Bent - double, like old beggars under sacks, Knock-Kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through Sludge. In the first part of 'Dulce et decorum est' Wilfred Owen describes the soldiers on the first three lines he uses 'Bent-Double this means bent back and 'like old beggars' mean carrying bags like poor people and in the middle of the first verse Wilfred Owen describes the men in the war dying on the middle of the first verse he uses ordering language ...read more.


In the fourth verse of 'Dulce et decorum est' he expresses his true feelings for jingoistic people like Jessie Pope, in this quotation he uses strong language of description of the bloody soldiers: If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood Come gargling from the froth corrupted lungs In this quotation he describes what the soldiers are doing he feeds us images of what the war is like and how the soldiers put effort and their lives to fight in the war to save us from the Germans. In conclusion to the essay we have been studying is that we have shown between the two poems both from 1914-1916 and 1916-1918, in 'Whose for the game', the poet Jessie Pope encourages people to join and fight for the country whereas Wilfred Owen the poet of 'Dulce et decorum est' he expresses what the war is ACTUALLY like, how the soldiers in the war die so we have learnt the types of language these 2 poets write like and the themes they use in their poem. By Vivek Nair ...read more.

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