Messages of War in "The Charge of the Light Brigade" by Alfred Lord Tennyson and "Dulce Et Decorum Est" by Wilfred Owen

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War is a controversial topic where people’s views differ at what war is, some people see it as pure evil and wicked while others think that it is brave and noble of what soldiers do. They look at poems which have been written by people affected by wars to show the contrast and the messages which are portrayed. Two poems which show different views of war are ‘the charge of the light brigade’ by Alfred Lord Tennyson and ‘Dulce Et Decorum Est’ by Wilfred Owen. Both these poets use linguistic devices to convince the reader of their view of what the war is. Tennyson was related to the queen and therefore he became a laureate. He succeeded William Woodsworth in 1850. One of his famous poems’ he wrote as a laureate was the charge of the light brigade which was written around patriotism. Before becoming a laureate Tennyson’s work used to be melancholic due to the tragic events that took place during his life. These events took a toll on the Lord and were portrayed in his earlier work such as ‘The lotus eater’, ‘Ulysses’ and ‘morte d’Arthur’. Tennyson was one of twelve children to George an...
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