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'Dulce et Decorum est' by 'Wilfred Owen' and 'Civil War' by 'Charles Dawson Shanly show different sides of warfare. Referring to both texts, explain what the poets felt about war.

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'Dulce et Decorum est' by 'Wilfred Owen' and 'Civil War' by 'Charles Dawson Shanly show different sides of warfare. Referring to both texts, explain what the poets felt about war. I am going to compare two poems which are about war. The first poem is 'Dulce et Decorum est' which walks about the war it's about the site of war through one persons eye. The other poem is 'Civil War' which is about a person who has never been to war, but has suffered a loss due to war. He writes about the war being fun then realizes that it is not all that great and satisfying. The poem 'Dulce et Decorum est' is about the war through a persons eye who was right there. The aims of the poem is to show hardship of war, scariness, violent, show how individually on can be emotionally disturbed by war and to show how the speaker feels about war. The theme of the poem is to show the bad side of war with all the killings, disease and much more. In the first stanza of 'Dulce et Decorum est' the writer states "like old beggers unde sacks", which is a Simile. This show how hard they hard they had while they were in the war. The words 'old beggars' has connotations with dirtyness, poor health and just horrid looking. Which with many people has sorry feelings for that person but for others it has anger and disloyal feelings. ...read more.

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This is personified because he says that the bombs aren't harmful but it is not true because the bomb is very dangerous and he doesn't want to show it. The way he structures this is by placing it all the way through. The syntax he uses to show how violent the warfare is "Dulce et Decorum est pro patrio mori. The way the writer shows how individually one can be emotionally disturbed by war is by stating the word 'dreams'. Dreams are mainly associated with pain and death, like someone getting strangled and other methods of chocking. The device he uses is tripling. The words he uses are 'chocking, guttering, drowning which are all to do with painful deaths. The way he structures it is by placing only in the second stanza. The syntax he uses to show how emotionally disturbed by war someone could be is by stating 'I saw him drowning' which would make anyone emotionally disturbed. The way the writer shows how he feels about the poem is by using word meaning association which is 'desperate glory'. This shows his feelings to glory. Because he is annoyed and they need a win in the long battle they had. The word sounds he uses is 'desperate glory again. It has an hard sound to show the way they were feeling. The device he uses is 'innocent tongues' which is personification. The word 'tongue' is personified because something happened to their tongues during the war. ...read more.

Conclusion

He thinks that it's a person now because of the picture of his wife. The writer thinks that war is just about shooting, killing and destroying. He thinking more about the people in it about hat will happen to their families if die or pass away. Or anything other than that. The last two stanzas the officer speaks. In stanza six the writer does not care anymore he uses the word 'fling' which is not a word used by people who are posh. The word 'fling' has connotations with throwing or just give it here but in one word. The word 'fling' is a slang word used in a friendly language from one friend to another. Also he is more respectful to dead people. In stanza six he says that he wants to bury him because it's honorable and satisfactory. In stanza seven he tells the soldiers that you have to be strong, not weak. You have to stand up for your country and do what you have to do to keep the dignity and respect for yourself and your country. Te writer for the poem 'Civil War' feels that war is obligatory and you must do it no matter what. You have to do what you are told to do and must never disobey anything that you are told. But in 'Dulce et decorum est' the writer doesn't like war he tells the reader the horrific events that happen in war and also he tries to show what things he sees what he does and other unimaginable things which won't happen in everyday things. ?? ?? ?? ?? Burhan Uddin 11D 31/10/2005 ...read more.

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