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Explore the attitude to war presented in 'Dulce Et Decorum Est' by Wilfred Owen and 'the charge of the light brigade' by Alfred lord Tennyson In my essay I will be discussing 'Dulce Et Decorum Est.' which is by Wilfred Owen also was published in 1917 and 'The charge of the light brigade' and that's by Alfred lord Tennyson which was published in 1854. The difference in attitudes of the 2 poems is that the charge of the light brigade and Dulce Et Decorum Est. is that Wilfred Owen talks about the more negative side to war but on the other hand Alfred lord Tennyson will talk more positive side to war. The charge of the light brigade is basically about a noble six hundred that fought for this country and didn't think twice about their actions just ...read more.


Wilfred Owen shows his poem with horrific and disturbing images of pain and suffering by showing this he describes the soldiers as 'obscene as cancer and as bitter as cud' so basically his saying the outcome of being in the war and having to breath in that gas and how the soldiers feel when they have breathed it in. Alfred lord Tennyson shows a positive and more sensible way of going into war and not the wrong way in such that you get your self killed by showing this he uses exclamation mark to show bravery and celebratory views Alfred has for the soldiers. The main way of showing this with exclamation marks is 'forward the light brigade!' 'Noble six hundred!' ...read more.


Also the momentum and encouragement Alfred shows will give soldiers the idea that if we go into war this is the way to go, and what Wilfred's trying to say is that when you go into war don't expect to go in and out you go in and fight And at the end of it all I compare the 2 poems to football because Alfred's poems is basically before the match saying what ma manager would say to encourage the team and at the end of the poem that's what manager would honour us with if we win. And then Wilfred's poem is what my manager would say if the team was good and what we would expect from the good team so he is basically saying play with pride and go out there and win. ?? ?? ?? ?? BY KAHDEL HENRY 11/11/2008 ...read more.

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