Back then, during WW2, soldiers and citizens had a common idea that war is a picturesque condition to go through, and that joining the military is entertaining and a striking act to do for your country, but then poets and ideologies started to rise and spread indicating that such ideas are immoral, and that they had brainwashed people, and by writing poems, they started to diminish such fake exterior of war, and started to share the actual truth about it, contradicting other poets who wrote about the beauty of war and urged young men to enlist to military. Fighting for your country, in some poet's perspective, is a glorious act, but a dreadful act to others perspective. The two poems I'm looking at are "No More Hiroshimas" by James Kirkup and "Dulce Et Decorum Est." by Wilfred Owen. James Kirkup was born on April 23, 1918 in South Shields on the River Tyne. He wrote his first book of poems, The Drowned Sailor, in 1947. James's most well known poem is "A Correct Compassion". He was an objector during WW2 and his poems allotment and got renowned through time. No More Hiroshimas, one of his poems, is basically about important events that occurred during WW2. It's about events that repetitively occurred and had changed the world with them, events that take away the innocence of the world we live in between cruel and evil human beings who were once obedient and sympathetic. It's about the poet, James Kirkup, who had visited the first city that got hit by an atomic bomb. The poem urges us to remember this terrible event. No More Hiroshimas discusses the first American atomic bomb that was dropped in 1945. Written from the point of view of the poet, as a tourist who was visiting the city to be hit by an atomic bomb. We can notice within the poem the tone of disappointment throughout the poem as he was travelling for the purpose to see how the city was like after the atomic bomb destroyed it completely.
The melancholically aggrieved war poet Wilfred Owen is successful in expressing his bitterness, anger and disgust towards war throughout his war anthology. Owens poetry goes behind closed curtains into exploring and giving a taste of the inner realities of war and the sacrificed young soldiers, who have been deceived by political authorities into sacrificing their essence, lives and minds. Through his poem Dulce et Decorum est, Owen conveys the dehumanising horrors and worthlessness of war which….
In Wilfred Owen’s poem “Dulce et Decorum Est,” the author focuses on the hardships encountered on the battlefield. Owen goes on to make these points through figurative language and vivid descriptions of events in the poem. The author forces the reader to question the phrase Dulce et decorum est Pro partria mori though his use of similes to express the idea that honorable deaths are not beautiful, but tragic and brutal.
This poem immediately sets up a negative perspective of what it is like on a battlefield….
Wilfred Owen’s poem ‘’Dulce et Decorum est’’ was written during his World War One experience. Owen was an officer in the British army, the poem explains how the British public and press comforted themselves in the fact that young men were dying in the war doing the noble and heroic thing the reality however was quite different as Owen so horrifically demonstrates to the reader in the poem. Owen wants to throw the war in the readers face to illustrate how vile and in humane war really….
The Outcome of Blind Patriotism: Analysis of “Dulce et Decorum est”
Wilfred Owen, in his poem “Dulce et decorum est,” shares his firsthand experiences with trench warfare and gas attacks during World War One. The poem begins by outlining the overall decrepit state of the soldiers, goes on to briefly describe the gas attack, and finishes by dwelling on the tragedy and traumatization that ensues after a soldiers death. His direct address to the reader in the last stanza closes the poem in a powerful….
hanging face, like a devil’s sick of sin; / If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood / Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs, Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud/ Of vile, incurable sores on innocent tongues” (Lines 19-24). Wilfred Owen Dulce Et Decorum Est
Context: Prior to the quote, there is an army of men who are “drunk with fatigue; deaf even to the hoots” (Line 7). War-ridden, these men are suffering the costs of war, but the situation only gets worse for them. Suddenly….
Explication of “Dulce et Decorum Est”
By: Wilfred Owen
Dulce et Decorum Est is a poem written by Wilfred Owen that uses powerful imagery to express an important message. A message that war is not glorious and noble and should not be portrayed this way. The speaker is a soldier in the army who describes the true horrors of the war and how young men believed it was an honor to die for your country. The poem is written in a simple regular rhyme scheme. Owen uses graphic imagery to show what the….
From reading the poem “Dulce Et Decorum Est” by Wilfred Owen I noticed it is told through the third person narrative. The poem is showing the causes of what war can do to soldiers. Metaphors like “ Knock-kneed, coughing like hags,we cursed through sludge,” show how soldiers were effected by poison and other unknown conditions in another country from their own. But, at a certain part of the poem we are actually told of one person who is a solider and seeing his comrades die right in front of him….
are at the heart of all poetry.
In your view, what is a distinctive idea explored in Wilfred Owen’s poetry? Explain how this idea is developed in at least two poems you have studied.
A distinctive idea that circulates throughout all of Owen’s poetry is the concept of the pity of war, this involves the devastating effects during and after the war. This is seen in his two poems Disabled and Dulce Et Decorum Est.
The pity of war is expresses in the poem Disabled which is the story of a young….
Dulce et Decorum Est.
- Write a critical commentary on 'Dulce et Decorum Est.' by Wilfred Owen. discuss subject matter, theme, imagery, words, structure and effects.
- Describe what the poem is about. explain what owen writes about. how is the poem connected to the poems of Jessie Pope and others.
Wilfred Owen was a soldier from the 1st World War, he was also a poet who critisized the war and people who believed the war was a good thing, like Jessie Pope. In this poem 'Dulce et Decorum Est.'….
Dulce et decorum est
By Wilfred Owen
The language used in the poems depicting the gas attack is strong, representing both the anguish of the victims of the gas attack as well as the effect on those haunted by what they have seen: 'watch the white eyes writhing in his face, / His hanging face'. The repetition of the word 'face' makes it clear which element disturbs the speaker most: the transformation in the face of the victim. The use of alliteration on the 'w' sound reflects the agonised twisting….