Freedoms Horror and Dulce et Decorum est were written at completely different times, yet explore the same theme. Freedoms Horror explores at what cost our freedom comes …show more content…
In summary Freedoms Horror is successful at conveying its message and will forever be a very powerful message. It can be seen that poet has achieved his purpose.
Dulce et Decorum Est (1917) was written to describes not only the severity of life at war but how we take the propaganda that the government puts up as something that is real. Once you read this poem you realize how game like the government makes the war look, when actually it is one of the most tragic things that someone could experience.
The poet wrote this to try to make people think about the government’s actions before they take advantage of the lies that they read on the streets. Although it is seen as something that is heroic for people to fight for their country, they get no appreciation afterwards, because they are dead and they cannot be returned to their living state that they were before the war, and even if they do survive, they will not be able to get past what they have seen at war.
The mood in this poem is heartbreaking and reveals what PTSD is like, it displays how the people who have actually fought in the war feel when they see the propaganda posters and what they are forced to forever think about if they …show more content…
All of the lines have the same length, structure although does not play much –part in what makes this poem so powerful.
The language in this poem is powerful and unsettling. It conveys the message that is trying the writer is aiming to be shown. For example, the words “He plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning” is a just a memory that someone is unable to forget, they have seen their friend, comrade in arms go through an extremely gruesome death. The language in this poem contributes to how powerful this poem is.
Imagery is one of the most powerful factor witnessed in this poem, this is because the author made such wonderful use of it. The poet makes use of similes and metaphors. An example of a simile is where it can be read, “Bent double, like beggars under sacks” this is a simile because it compares two things using the word like. An example of a metaphor is where the author writes, “Drunk with fatigue”. This is an example of a metaphor because it is not possible to be drunk with fatigue, it means that they are overwhelmed with fatigue and completely consumed by