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The nation was gripped by the war and was pushed to believe the war was an easy tackle, a war that would only take a few weeks a war that would end all wars.

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The nation was gripped by the war and was pushed to believe the war was an easy tackle, a war that would only take a few weeks a war that would end all wars. Lots of political persuasion was needed to target the civilian's emotions. Posters and poems were publicised targeting the civilians for their support In my assay I will look at how different poets and posters played an effective role in world war1. Jessie Pope A poetess that played a massive role in encouraging young men to join the army. Jessie pope in her poem Who's For The Game compared the world war 1 as a game. ...read more.

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In her second verse Jessie Pope creates an image the war is a game a place to have fun, and maybe the most that could happen to you is to break your leg and come bag with a crutch. Not making it clear that thousands die every day in the battlefields. The posters also played a large role by portraying the war as an easy tackle but unfortunately did not give the civilians the real side of the war. Only when the new recruits reached their destination they did only then see ugliness and taste the bitterness and feel the stiffness of the Great War. ...read more.

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He illustrates the tremendous suffering of many of the soldiers. Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots But limped on, blood-shod. All went lame; all blind Drunk with fatigue; deaf to the hoots Of tired. Here Wilfred Owen give us an image of the tiredness and haplessness of these soldiers they all went lame all blind and deaf from the stress and tiredness of war. Their feet were effected from the dampness of the weather many of them were blood-shod. I saw him drowning In all my dreams, before my helpless sight, he plunges at me guttering, choking, drowning. Here also Wilfred Owen is describing a soldier that dies in-front of him by gas filling his lungs. He is asking for help but they are helpless. ...read more.

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