Analysis Of Apo 96225 By Wilfred Owen

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While on this planet we live on, we need to find things to occupy ourselves in our spare time. Some common things people do are athletics, playing video games, or simply catching up on missed sleep by napping. Some people branch out to poetry – a boring subject if taking only a superficial point of view. But certain individuals take it further, and it becomes their occupation or their profession. They find that skillful poetry can be used as an outlet to articulate their ideas and feelings with just a few stanzas; they become a poet. Wilfred Owen, writing “Dulce et Decorum Est,” and Larry Rottmann, writing “APO 96225” are both exemplary examples of poets and the poems they create. The first time reading each poem, it becomes apparent that they are about war. Furthermore, they both also speak of how the public should …show more content…
With saying, “In all my dreams before my helpless sight/He plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning,” (Owen 15-16), the speaker tells us that they have reoccurring nightmares about watching a soldier die. The speaker goes on to say, “If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood/Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs/ […] you would not tell with such high zest/ […] The old Lie” (Owen 21, 22, 25, 27), informing the reader that they wish they did not want to see what they had seen in the war. “Dulce et Decorum Est” also goes into detail to express how unpleasant the conditions were using gruesome imagery, such as “[…] the white eyes writhing in his face/His hanging face […]” (Owen 19-20), or telling us that “Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots/But limped on, blood-shod. All went lame; all blind” (Owen 5-6). Effectively using extreme, gloomy details, Owen created a piece which tells the reader a tale of war, but it is a completely different reading experience compared to “APO

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