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This essay is about my views on weather war is the correct stance to take. Before studying these poems I personally thought that war was wrong. It is a loss of life, by stupidity, by not sitting down and discussing problems.

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This essay is about my views on weather war is the correct stance to take. Before studying these poems I personally thought that war was wrong. It is a loss of life, by stupidity, by not sitting down and discussing problems. As countries go into war they gain more allies and more enemies, the whole virtue of war gets blown out of proportion. Some countries even like to go to war with countries, which do not have the same military capabilities as themselves. I think that matters do not need to be sorted out with firepower; they can be sorted out by parliaments and face-to-face discussions. War is not needed, lives should not be wasted and people's homes and land wrecked. I will study war poems and look into what there views on war are. I shall look into their real meanings, to see what kinds of backgrounds they have come from, how old they are, would they have any influences on other people and the ways in which the poets became influenced to write them, telling their stories as poems. This essay is to simply find out what the poets views on war are, and how these views shared or disagreed upon other members of the public when they where written. ...read more.

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"My friend, you would not tell with such high zest, to the children ardent for desperate glory, the old lie: Dulce et Decorum Est" this is a very powerful finish to the poem because this gives you Owens impression on war, that it is wrong, it is a waste of life and people go there for the wrong reasons such as for glory. Owen focuses on the injured soldier the most in his poem; he does this because he wants you to realize the consequences of war and what can happen to you. This picture of the soldier, "guttering choking, drowning" will haunt him for the rest of his life. I expected this poem to just tell you what war was really like; Owen gives gory details of a soldier dying to scare you of the idea of war. Overall Owens poem is really effective and I strengthens my view that war is wrong. 'The Soldier' was written by Rupert Brooke who was a well-educated man and a fine athlete. He went to war in the love of his country, writing a sonnet just before he left. ...read more.

Conclusion

The message in verse one is to do your best to win the game, don't win it for yourself but for the entire team and your school. The message in verse two is too keep fighting on, you cant honour your country by just going to war, you have to be brave in battle and continue to fight never giving up. The message in verse three is about the school years on, they have remembered this famous phrase as their motto, it is the motto they will live their life upon and never forget it. I am going to compare 'vitae Lampada' with 'Dulce et Decorum Est' I am doing this because the two poems contrast each other. Wilfred Owen has an idea of war being wrong and not a game but sir Henry Newbolt has an idea that war is what we get build up for in school and war is like a game. I think that war is nowhere near a game; no game can compare you for war. After studying these poems I still firmly believe war is wrong. The graphic account of Wilfred Owens poem made me think this more strongly. The pain and suffering is too much for any man to go through and I wouldn't wish it on anyone. ...read more.

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