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The Charge Of the Light Brigade and Dulce et decorum est

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The Charge Of the Light Brigade and Dulce et decorum est How do the Charge of the Light Brigade and Dulce et Decorum est present differing ideas of war and human suffering? Alfred, Lord Tennyson and Wilfred Owens poems are both based on war but each poem looks at the war in different ways. Charge of the Light Brigade glorifies the war, where Dulce Et Decorum Est has a horrific view on war. Both poems give a different message about the war. The Charge of the Light Brigade talks about the battle and the death of soldiers who fort. Alfred, lord Tennyson talks about the glory of the war and how people honored them after the war. ...read more.

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The poet uses these to try and show us how brave they were. The choices of words the poet uses tells us at about the war. In the first verse the line "forward the light brigade, charge the guns." this trys to make us excited of the horse's charges and galloping. Alfred uses imagery to try and make the reader think that they were in the battle and tries to put images of the battle in their mind. This is called onomatopoeia. He also puts sounds in the poem like "shatter'd" and "thunder'd". The theme of this poem is that war is glamorous and people who go into war come out as heroes. ...read more.

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Referring back to the question, Dulce et Decorum est is saying that it is noble to fight and The Charge Of the Light Brigade is also like that. the poem of Dulce et Decorum est itself talks about a completely different thing. The title is ironic, since the poem mocks the idea that dying for one's country is sweet and noble. "Pro patria mori". In conclusion, both these poems show us that there are two sides to a war. While the charge of the light brigade looks at how glorious the war is, Dulce et Decorum Est looks at how ghastly the war is. They both use a great range of verbs but their choice is different. Alfred uses energetic verbs while Wilfred uses horrific adjectives. By Abid Taqvi ...read more.

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