Dulce Et Decorum Est And The Soldier Poem Analysis

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War does not determine who is right or who is wrong, It can only determine who is left. The poems “Dulce et Decorum Est” by Wilfred Owen and “The Soldier” by Rupert Brooke are both war poems that describes the benefits and risks that a soldiers have, when they go to war. The poem “Dulce et Decorum Est” depicts the horror and the general conditions that a man involved in war live. However, the poem “The Soldier” asserts that patriotism is the speaker’s way of believing that his death will not be in vain because he will be dying for his country. War is like depression, one either win or die trying. Owen’s poem describes the reality of men dying in a battle zone. “If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood come gargling from the froth corrupted lungs, Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud of vile, incurable sores on innocent tongues,-” (lines 21-24). These demonstrates how this unimaginable such horrors are for the soldiers. No one can understand how painful it is to die of gas excruciating. In fact, during war the bodies of the soldiers are twisted and contorted, making their experience seem totally different from the arrange of marching that one usually see in military parades “Bent double, like beggars under sacks, knock -kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge,” (lines 1-2). On the other hand, Brooke’s poem describes the unrealistic scene of a soldier in a battlefield. “If I should die, think only of me, That there’s some corner of foreign field That is

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