Dulce Et Decorum Est Comparison Essay

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“Dulce Et Decorum Est” by Wilfred Owen and “The Soldier” by Rupert Brooke share the same plot and imagery but their stories differ from each other; One is about how gruesome war is and the other is about the peace before and after the war. “Dulce Et Decorum Est” by Wilfred Owen and “The Soldier” by Rupert Brooke express how harsh war is but have a different tone and view. Both poems are examples of the authors’ views of war; Owen’s being about reality and Brooke’s about dying for one’s country. The authors express their opinions on the subject using tone, rhyme, rhythm and structure. “Dulce Et Decorum Est” has very vivid word choice by using different methods such as alliteration, onomatopoeia and diction. The tone is dense and vivid imagery and is used to reinforce it, primarily by absorbing metaphors and enduring similes. The rhyme scheme has very little change to it which helps establish the rhythm. The poem divides itself into four different stanzas the first two help set the scene while the third and fourth bring back the memories of the war and offer a commentary on what has preceded. “The Soldier” is a Petrarchan sonnet that divides itself into two different stanzas. The poem expresses Brooke’s thoughts and feelings towards his subject, with the sestet offering a definitive final comment. The tone along with the rhyme is regular, which helps the author…show more content…
At the time of his death he was virtually unknown – only four of his poems were published during his lifetime – but he had always been determined to be a poet, and had experimented with poems from an early age. In 1913-1915, while teaching at Bordeaux and Bagneres-de-Bigorre in France, he worked on the rhyming patterns which became characteristic of poetry; but it was not until the summer of 1917 that he found his true
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