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A Comparison of two Poems about Soldiers Leaving Britain to Fight in The First World War Essay written by kylie coulter The two poems I am comparing are Joining The Colours by Katherine Tynan and The Send Off by Wilfred Owen Joining The Colours is about a regiment of soldiers leaving Dublin in August 1914 to go to France to fight This was at the beginning of the First World War and all the soldiers were happy because it was an opportunity for them to show their girlfriends and their families that they were brave The Send Off is about a regiment of young soldiers who are departing later in the war This poem was written a few years after Joining The Colours The mood of each occasion is different because Joining The Colours was written when the soldiers and their relatives thought that the war would be over by Christmas but instead it finished much later on and millions of soldiers got killed The mood in The Send Off is totally different because the soldiers were already afraid They knew how dangerous the war was because of what so many people had experienced since Joining The Colours was written in 1914 There was no celebration for them because most of the people knew what was going to happen The structure and the style of each poem varies in different ways Joining The Colours is more positive The structure of this poem is simple Even though there are some words which convey an image that war is bad most of the style of writing is positive and even happy The Send Off is a more serious and frightening poem The style of writing throughout the poem is sad and conveys an image that war is completely bad The structure of this poem is more complicated than Joining The Colours This is because the poet is trying to convince the reader that war
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