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For this task I will use two separate poems from different poets during the time of World War One which have different views and then I will talk about what impression they give me of World War One For my first poem I chose Dulce Et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen and for my second poem I chose Peace by Rupert Brooke I chose Wilfred Owen because he uses a lot of irony Owen was a soldier at the time of war and because of this his poem is a primary piece of text vital to historians because he was there at the scene and whatever is written in his poems could have potential value and evidence of what the period 1914 to 1918 was actually like in terms of the war Owen wrote his poetry to express his views on the war and to get across the idea that war is not as great as it first seems In Owenss first stanza he sets the scene we are presented with the phrase Blood-shod line 7 It gives the impression that men fighting in the war are no better than animals being slaughtered in the wild by vengeful hunters Like all wars in order to win there must be a sacrifice of some kind thought by Sir Douglas Haig in the Battle of the Somme In the poem there is break in the rhyme and so this also helps create the atmosphere in the poem reflecting the reality of war and keeps me reading the rest of the poem to find out what happens next In the second stanza we are focused on one man who couldnt get his gas helmet on in time Owen uses two words here that clash ecstasy and fumbling Ecstasy is a positive word whereas fumbling is quite a negative word In my opinion he uses this mismatch of words to convey the fear as he has done in other
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