Is Vitai Lampada Similar to Dulce Et Decorum Est

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In the essay I am going to compare and contrast the way in which different attitudes to war are presented in the poems ‘Dulce et Decorum est’. And ‘Vitai Lampada’. Both poem are a bout war but they are wrote in completely different ways. Firstly, Wilfred Owen wrote a poem named Dulce et Decorum. Wilfred Owen was born in 1893 in Owestry, Shropshire and he died in 1918. Dulce et Decorum was written in 1917. Wilfred Owen enlisted for the war in 1915 and trained in England until the end of 1916. In 1917 he was posted to France to fight where he was often in the trenches. Wilfred Owen suffered shell shock and was sent to Craig Lockhart hospital near Edinburgh. This is where he wrote many of his poems about war after having…show more content…
Imagine, he says, the urgency, the panic that causes a dying man to be ‘flung’ into a wagon, the ‘writing’ that denotes an especially virulent kind of pain. Hell seems close at hand with the curious smile ‘like a devils sick of sin’. Sick in what sense? Satiated? Physically? Then that ‘jolt’. No gentle stretcher-bearing here but agony intensified. Owens imaginary is enough to sear the heart and mind. There are echoes everywhere in Owen and with ‘bitter as the cud’ we are back with ‘those who die as cattle’, (Anthem for Doomed Youth). ‘Innocent’ tongues? Indeed, though some tongues were anything from innocent in Owens opinion. Jessie Pope for one perhaps, his appeal to whom as ‘my friend’ is doubtful ironic, and whose adapted creed, the sweetness and meet ness of dying for ones country he denomces as a lie which children should never be exposed to. They are many differences between these two poems but firstly the two poets, Sir Henry Newbolt and Wilfred Owen have their own differences. Firstly Sir Henry Newbolt was for war and Wilfred Owen was against war. Sir Henry Newbolt said it was right to fight for your country. Wilfred Owen Fought in the war so he can judge war and say whether it is positive or negative. The poems themselves have differences but the main differences is that Dulce et Decorum starts off in 3rd Person view, which is like an
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