and there were over 37 million total casualties, making it one of the bloodiest conflicts in history. In the novel All Quiet on the Western Front, author Erich Maria Remarque describes the life of a WWI soldier and the effects it had on the men. Wilfred Owen wrote the poem Dulce et Decorum Est as a soldier during the war. Similarly, this poem focused on describing a scene of tired, weary soldiers experiencing one of their comrades dying. Both All Quiet on the Western Front and Dulce et Decorum Est
going to compare two poems dealing with the Great War. The overall themes both poems have in common are war and death; however, while in Strange Meeting (1919), Wilfred Owen uses realistic and unpleasant aspects to describe deadly experiences on the battlefield, Alan Seeger glorifies the patriotic ideal of dying in war in I Have a Rendezvous with Death (1917). The focus of my analysis and comparison of the two poems lies on finding out about their different representations of war and death and by which
social, and psychological beliefs. W. H. Auden was born on February 21, 1907, in York. He was the last of three sons. His father worked as medical officer at Birmingham. His mother was an Anglican. The combinations of both religious and scientific themes are underlined throughout Auden's work. He disliked the nineteenth-century emotional style of writing. Auden was the first poet in English to use the imagery and the terminology of clinical psychoanalysis too.