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Death by itself is a very descriptive and powerful word To everyone it means something different but the basic understanding of the word is the permanent end of all functions of life of an organism This essay will express the different attitudes and treatment of death as a subject The two poems 5 Ways to Kill a Man written by Edwin Brock and Dulce Et Decorum Est written by Wilfred Owen deal with death in two different aspects Both poems teach us the many different ideas of death and give us a vivid description of what it is like to experience death The first poem Dulce Et Decorum Est which means It is sweet and noble is a very descriptive poem which Owen uses vivid imagery to try to capture the readers heart This poem takes place during a war world war 1 and shows the horror and corruption of war and how death played a major part of life back then It involves the reader with horror of Wilfred Owens own experiences as he witnessed everything that went on and wrote an account of it As the poem progresses the change in perspective from observation to narrative description to personal drama occurs The poem focuses on death as it slowly occurs in front of his eyes to his fellow comrades Emotive words are used to make us feel as if we were actually there Gas Gas Quick boys - An ecstasy of fumbling Fitting the clumsy helmets just in time We are given a clear picture of the conditions of the soldier from the first verse Similes are used to give us a better understanding of the conditions Bent double like old beggars under sacks Knocked-kneed coughing like hags we cursed through sludge It illustrates that the men were diseased and tired of marching with heavy sacks on their backs Drunk with fatigue deaf even to the hoots of tired Because of
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