Dulce Et Decorum Est Comparison

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During the duration, and continuing on after, World War I war poetry began to pick up in popularity. Some poets of this time include Wilfred Owen, “Dulce et Decorum Est”, and Siegfried Sassoon, “Glory of Women”, who were writing their literature while on the front lines, in camps, and even while in the hospitals of the war. There are similarities within the works of these two men, but there is also many differences. It is the contrasts between the two poems the gives the readers the two sides, the soldiers and the women back home, of the war front. It was during his time in a war hospital that Wilfred Owen wrote his “Dulce et Decorum Est”, a poem about the life of the soldiers on the front line and the nightmares that come from the experiences that they suffered while in battle. The work reads as a recounting of events from the war, and brings an emotion of resentment and anger towards having been put into that life. The poem…show more content…
Lines 9, 11, 14 and 16 of the poem are longer than the other lines throughout the other stanzas, the change in length of these lines causes a slowing to the rhythm that gets picked up again once the reader moves onto the last stanza. Owen uses images such as “old beggars” (Owen, Line 1), “hags” (2), and “a devil’s sick of sin (20)” to draw attention to the horrible conditions that the soldiers had to face during their time on the front lines. The soldiers had to hunch down while in the trenches in order to avoid being hit in the head with a snipers
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