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Three War Poems - Dulce et Decorum Est, The Solider and The Charge of the Light Bridgade

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Dulce et Decorum est by Wilfred Owen. The poem 'Dulce et Decorum est' written by Wilfred Owen describes the effects of war and how physically and mentally challenging war can be. The phrase 'Dulce et Decorum est' means 'It is sweet and honourable thing to die for one's country'. The first verse describes the soldiers retreating back to camp and their physical condition. To describe the soldiers as homeless, cold and poor the words "Bent double, like old beggars under sacks" and "hags" are used. To show how tired and worn out the soldiers are . The poet explains the soldiers as being "drunk with fatigue" to show how tired and weak the soldiers are. "We cursed through sludge", " Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs" and "Outstripped Five-Nines that dropped behind them" The poet was describing the explosions. ...read more.

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The words "And watch the white eyes writhing in his face", and "His hanging face, like a devils sin" shows his face as if He were a Zombie. As he is coughing up blood from his lungs the quote "Come gargling from froth-corrupted lungs" . The Poet doesn't skip on the gore and he puts it into a lot of detail. The Charge Of The Light Brigade by Alfred Tennyson. This poem is based on The Battle of Balaclava on October 25th 1854 when 670 soldiers accidentally fought the main Russian artillery instead of a smaller army. The poem is about the soldiers knowing they were going to die but still fought anyway The poet uses this quote "All in the valley of Death" to describes the soldiers charging into dark place filled with an atmosphere of death. ...read more.

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O the wild charge they made!". The poet wants the readers to remember and honour the noble six hundred soldiers. The Soldier by Rupert Brooke. The poem 'THE SOLDIER is based on the First World War and is about a soldier who loves his country and fights for his country. The poem written like a letter to his family and friends explaining if he died, he Would Have died with pride and dignity. "If I should die think only this of me" is an introduction saying if I die it was for my "A body of England's, breathing English air, washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home," this describes England as being a very beautiful Country. I think the most realistic poem of war would be 'Dulce et Decorum' because it tells the truth about the war. The poet uses very good words describing the blood and gore, which would put anyone off. ...read more.

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