All Quiet On The Western Front Essay

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At the beginning of the war many citizens were encouraged by the government to join the war and support their country. People enlisted and went off to support the war. During the war when troops wouldn’t be fighting there would be down time with your unit. Many soldiers played games and read books while some wrote poetry. There are many poems that express what the war was like in the soldier’s perspective. Just like in the poem “Dulce et Decorum Est” it is a soldiers account of warfare in World War 1. The poem relates to the book All Quiet on the Western Front because they are both soldiers accounts of what first person warfare was like. “Dulce et Decorum Est” relates to the book All Quiet on the Western Front because what life was like in the trench, handling mustard gas, and coping with deaths of solders. The poem “Dulce et Decorum Est” illustrates what a soldier’s life was like being in the war and what life was like after being in the trenches for some time. “Bent double, like old beggars under sacks.” The first line describes the soldiers are tired and in need of help. The soldiers are leaning against the trench wall doubled over like old beggars. This means that the soldiers have nothing left and have hit rock bottom. The war has clearly taken its toll on the soldiers and they can feel it. Then in the second stanza “Dim, through the misty panes and thick green light, as under a green sea, I saw him drowning.” The author Wilfred Owen is describing what it is like…

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