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Poems and Songs about War I would like to discuss four poets in particular who had very strong feelings about the subject at hand Those four poets are Robert Browning Bob Dylan Stephen Crane and Wilfred Owen We will discuss and interpret the different viewpoints of certain poems written by these poets Dulce et Decorum Est written by Wilfred Owen is the first poem I came across The title is Latin and means It is Sweet and Fitting Owen starts the poem with a description of the soldiers weary and hurt from battle returning to their base The second stanza explicates the boys quickly fitting their gas masks over their heads before the smoke gets to them however one of the boys doesnt get his mask on his head on time and you feel the boys pain throughout the rest of the poem The author does an amazing job of depicting the young boys suffering He plunges at me guttering choking drowningHis hanging face like a devils sick of sin if you could hear at every jolt the blood come gargling from the froth- corrupted lungs This boy is in an agony not imaginable to any person that has not been through it And all the other soldiers can do nothing but watch The author writes an invective poem He writes this poem with feelings of utmost disgust for war and the pride taken in by people who are for war This interpretation is found in the last verse of the poem where the author states My friend you would not tell with such high zest to children ardent for some desperate glory the old lie It is sweet and fitting to die for ones country The author is saying that if youve been in the war and come back home to your families you wouldnt tell your children that youre proud of what youd seen and done because of the brutality of death in
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