The send off / Ducle et Decorum est - Compare these two poems by

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The send off / Ducle et Decorum est - Compare these two poems by
Wilfred Owen which is both about the horrors of war. In any way you like.

The send off/ Ducle et Decorum est.

Compare these two poems by Wilfred Owen which is both about the horrors of war. In any way you like.

Wilfred Owen is trying to tell people the way soldiers were sent off battle and who was there to show them support in of their need. Also he is showing people who were pressured into going to war and they know that they have a 5% chance or not returning back let alone in tacked with an arm missing.

Death seems to be mentioned a lot in Wilfred Owen's poems for example the title of "Dulce et decorum est." in an English translation means
"It is
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It seems to me that they sang their way to their deaths it was like they were singing their blues away and keeping their spirits up! People might say tat they sang as an excitement of fighting for their country but I think that they are wrong they were putting on a brave face as it says 'faces grimly gay'.
An Oxymoron involved there.

In Dulce et Decorum est. the first paragraph shows that the soldiers are in a bad state. As we know that they don't look like soldiers portrayed in stories such as charge of the light brigade by L.
Tennyson. The soldiers marched asleep by continued to fight bootless and blood-shod that shows determination. Using graphic terms such as
"blood-shod", Owen is not merely telling us of the hell of war, he is showing us. As a poet, this is the task. Certainly Owen is retelling a specific event to us, but the context of that event is important. It is important for many reasons. I have never seen war of any kind. Most will not have seen the war of Owen's experience. But through his vivid words, his gruesome portrayal, I think we all can know that we do not want to see war. But how does this apply to us, the poets of today's cities, today's decadence and today's love of violence. Some soldiers were drunk with fatigue which proves they were going all out and war draining them.

The send off says 'Their breasts were stuck all white with wreath and spray as mans are dead'. It is saying that there wasn't a possibility that you

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