Saturday, March 16, 2019
Louis Simpsons The Battle and Wilfred Owens Dulce et Decorum Est :: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays
When looking at poetry we notice many occasions. The language, meaning, and perception all told speak to us in many ways some(prenominal) the author may have not even intended. When we look at the subject of war there have been many poems documenting the horror soldiers find whizzself at their surroundings. The tragedy and atrocity that happens in war have all been written about with great impact. When we look at Louis Simpsons The difference and Wilfred Owens Dulce et decorum Est we can subscribe first hand of the experiences of soldiers. But when we comp are these both poems we can clearly see that The Battle seems to have far great impact than Dulce et Decorum Est.         The first thing that is noticeably different mingled with these two poems in the language that they use. The Battle uses simpler, easier to understand language than Dulce et Decourum Est. The Battle has simple words like thudded (line 3) and dank (6) to make the s cene opus Dulce et Decorum Est has words such as haunting (3) and sludge (2) to describe its scene. So although both poems can be understood it is slightly easier to read and understand The Battle and therefore its impact is easier to come to.         One thing that is similar in these poems is the subject matter of them. It is obvious that both poems are about war and the horrors of war. The Battle tells of soldiers preparing themselves for a great battle in the middle of a field while Dulce et Decorum Est speaks of soldiers wearily reverting to their camp only to be assaulted by gas and loose one of there own. Examples from The Battle can be seen in They halted and they dug. They sank like moles into the clammy earth between the trees. (4, 5) and At dawn the first shell land with a crack (9). In Dulce et Decorum Est lines like blow Gas Quick, Boys  (9) And As under a green sea, I saw him drowning. (14) as well as show the horrors of war. These examples show that both of these poems illustrate war and its atrocities.         A last difference that can be seen between these two poems is the style of the poems themselves.