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Comparison of Three Poems The three poems that I am going to compare are 1A speech of Henry V before the battle of Harfleur William Shakespeare 2The Charge of The Light Brigade Alfred Lord Tennyson 3Dolce Et Decorum Est Wilfred Owen Each of these poems were written in different centuries and show the changing ideas of war Henry V speech was written in the late 16th century when it was considered an honour to go and die for your country whilst you were protecting it from invaders It was written to rouse the troops before the battle of Harfleur it achieves this through guilt Dishonour not your mothers and patriotism The Charge of The Light Brigade was written in the mid 17th century and shows the lack of respect for life of the men who were fighting as Theirs but to do and die and not to question their orders no matter what the cost It was written about the cavalry charge of the Light Brigade during the Crimean War it was written to inform the public of what happened and why so many men 487 died Dolce Et Decorum Est was written at the beginning of the 20th century about the gas attacks and the conditions of the First World War that the men had to survive in It was written to tell people about the hardships and the tragedies that were suffered as they fought The three war poems are all very different in both writing styles and the reaction that the readers experience during and after reading the poems are also very different My gut reaction to the speech from Henry V was to be roused into battle and want to go and fight for my country with the other good yeomen of the times My reaction to Dolce Et Decorum Est was one of horror and revulsion It was also one of sympathy as you could picture
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