The poem "Dulce et decorum est" by Wilfred Owen has a lot In common
with "All Quiet on the Western Front." By Erich Remarque although
Remarque never fought in the 1st World War.
The Imagery in the prose is more detailed as it has more time to
describe everything "The fields are flat." Some people think that this
is better and it gives it a bit more feeling. Were as in the poem,
Owen uses lots of short hard hitting words such as "Obscene as cancer"
The poem gives a much more immediate effect in a shorter space of
time. The imagery in the poem is quick and dramatic.
The titles of the pieces are ironic "All Quiet on the Western Front"
and "dulce et Decorum est" which means it is fitting and right. In the
Poem everything is tired in the first stanza "Of tired, outstripped
Five-Nines" This is a hyperbole as bombs don't become tired. The whole
of the war became a sluggish battle. It is also a slow pace to start
with in the prose with men looking forward to getting back the huts
for some rest.
"I wish I were back home. Home - he means the huts"
In the second Stanz...
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