horror, suffering and inevitable disillusionment of war in their
The two poets that I am going to compare and contrast in this essay
both write from a different perspective of the war. They are writing
about different poems, Owen writes about the 1st world war and
Thrilling the 2nd. Both poets are in a different setting when they
write these poems, Thrilling is back at home whereas Owen is in the
middle of the action, he is in the battlefield. This makes his poems
more vivid and realistic. Owen was an adult at this stage and writes
it from a soldier's point of view, however Thrilling writes from a
child's point of view.
The poems that I am going to write about are "Dulce et Decorum est.",
"Disabled", "Children in wartime" and "Evacuee". "Dulce et Decorum
est." written by Owen and "Evacuee" which is written by Thrilling are
very similar in that they are both very subtle and use somber imagery.
However the other two poems are much more vivid and attack the reader.
The first poem I am going to write about is "Dulce et Decorum est". It
has an angry and bitter tone throughout. Owen describes the soldier's
as "old, weak and frail. "This shows us the extreme conditions of war.
Soldiers were not though of as weak and frail so it is ironic. The war
was very gruesome and horrid; we can see this from onomatopoeic words
in the poem such as "sludge". There is a homeless image given in the
first line through a similie, "like old beggars". The war is portrayed
as a routine and this is shown through the rhyming.
The words "haunting and frightening" are used to symbolise soldiers
like ghosts and maybe already dead? This can al...
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...r, this makes it similar to "Children in
wartime". They're also similar because "Dulce et decorum est" talks
about a group of soldiers and "Children in wartime" is a children's
collective voice. "Disabled" and "Evacuee" are similar because they
are subtle and detailed. They are also about isolation and reflect the
lives of individuals.
From my point of view You can not possibly say that one poet is more
effective than the other. However their contrasting styles affect the
reader in different ways. Owen with far more vivid poetry, and much
more hostility towards women and the reader. But Thrilling with a much
more emotional and sympathetic style. I think that Owen attacks the
reader and questions the meaning of war directly, but Thrilling evokes
sympathy for the innocence of children. Thrilling also questions he
meaning of war but it is much more subtle.
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