Dulce Et Decorum Est

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The two poems, "Dulce et Decorum Est" by Wilfred Owen and "Who's for the Game?" by Jessie Pope both give different points of view on the war, and cause different effects on the reader. "Dulce et Decorum Est" makes it clear that the author is against the war, and makes the reader cringe at the thought of it. However, the author of "Who's for the game" is for it, and makes the reader want to join in on the action.

The author of "Dulce et Decorum Est" is clearly against the war. The author conveys this by making the war sound as terrible as possible. It uses phrases to describe the experience like, choking, blood-shod, drowning, gargling, helpless, and cursed. These phrases all carry a negative connotation that is clearly aimed for being against the war. The author of "Who's for the Game?", however has quite a different
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"Dulce Decorum Est" goes into great detail about the horrors of the war, and even describes the dramatic death of a man next to him. "I saw him drowning...He plunges at me, guttering, choking, and drowning." By doing so, it gives the effect to the reader of making them cringe and gawk at the terrors of war. On the other hand, "Who's for the Game" has another take on it. The playful rhyming aspect makes the reader think optimistically on the subject. The title also does so, by describing the war as a "game". More importantly though, it affects the reader by making them want to join. The poem states, "And she's looking and calling for you." This makes the war seem exciting, and expresses the need for help, causing the effect for the reader to want to join.

The two poems both present different points of view on the war, and cause different effects on the reader. "Dulce et Decorum Est" makes it clear that the author is against the war, and makes the reader dislike it. On the other hand, the author of "Who's for the game" is for the war, and makes the reader want to join in on the

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