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The two poems Charge of the Light Brigade by Lord Alfred Tennyson and Dulce et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen both deal with the subject of war The writers of these poems themselves had very different experiences with war Alfred Tennyson had heard of the charge made by the light brigade and had written his poem with no first hand experience of the event However Wilfred Owen had actually fought in the Second World War and written from his own experience Although each of the poems deals with the subject of war they both create a very different feeling and idea about war The writers of these poems In the two poems imagery of the soldiers is used to describe the feelings of war in the poem Their actions and appearances are described in different ways The Charge of the Light Brigade uses words such as glory and honour to create a very heroic image of the soldiers Tennyson uses phrases which further the brave image of the soldiers Boldly they rode and well They who fought so well The words and phrases used in Tennysons poem are very bold and simple which give the impression of brave and spirited soldiers However in Wilfred Owens poem phrases and words such as old beggars corrupted and clumsy are used which create a haggard and tired picture of the soldiers The language used is very descriptive and dramatic Gas Gas Quick boys - An ecstasy of fumbling Fitting the clumsy helmets just in time But someone was still yelling out and stumbling Phrases such as these create the chaotic and destructive atmosphere on the battle site Words such as dim misty and drowning also help to create this feeling for the reader and add to the doomed mood of the poem The rhythm in the two poems also helps to create the intended feeling of
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