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War Poetry

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GCSE War Poetry

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War Poetry Coursework

Robert E. Lee said, 'It is well that war is so terrible - we would grow too fond of it.'

By looking closely at some of the war poetry you have read, discuss how different poets have expressed the terrible nature of war.

This is a literary essay looking at war poems. War always has a bad outcome one way or another, whether it is loss of life or a bad person taking over. In the three poems I have read, each poet describes how war is terrible in different ways, using different wars to do so. Wilfred Owen wrote about the First World War while he was in a hospital suffering from shellshock, before dying a day before the war ended. Carol Ann Duffy was writing about more modern wars such as, Belfast, Beirut and Phnom Penh. She writes it from a different view as that of a war photographer but it is still as effective.

In my opinion, 'Dulce' is the most descriptive and disturbing of the three poems I read. It was written by Wilfred Owen.

The first four lines show disturbing images of young soldiers, "Bent

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