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To compare the way in which the two poets write about the subject of death.

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Pre Twentieth Century Poetry War And Death Task To compare the way in which the two poets write about the subject of death. Use qoutations to support your views. The first poem is entitled Dulce Et Decorum est. This poem is written by Wilfred Owen, he served in the army in 1915 & died 3 years later in 1918. During this time he had a good account of what War was about. This poem is a very anti - war piece of poetry. He describes the war in gory details & the obvious aim is to discourage people from joining the war effort. He uses vivid descriptions to describe simple things. ...read more.

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Halfway through the poem, the author describes what resembles a crude funeral. " If in some smothering dreams, you to could pace, behind the wagon that we flung him in. " The reason this is crude is because you wouldn't fling someone into a hearse. I think the reason that they did that was because they are exhausted enough as it is without carrying extra weight. This poem is a basic warning to all future generations, although whether it worked or not is unknown. Personally it works for me as I would not join. The second poem is entitled, Stop All The Clocks. The author is W.H Auden. this poem was written during peacetime & isn't as morbid and grim as the other poem by Wilfred Owen. ...read more.

Conclusion

W.H Auden uses everyday objects to represent his feelings. " Stop all the clocks, cut the telephone. Prevent the dog barking with a juicy bone" This isn't rare in poems but the words he uses are. If these were used in normal sentences then they would sound pretty normal. Overall both poems give an accurate account of War & Death, both peoms are good & are very well written. If i personally had to choose a poem that i liked, I would choose the Dulce Et Decorum Est. I think that it grabs peoples attention & it sounds more like a poem which would interest people. It gives an account into the past. I think both poems get there message across. War & Death is examplified well into both poems & both authors have done a good job to show this. ...read more.

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