After the death of his grandfather inthe family moved to Birkenhead, where Owen was educated at the Birkenhead Institute. After another move inhe continued his studies at the technical school in Shrewsbury. Interested in the arts at a young age, Owen began writing poetry as a teenager. In Owen matriculated at London University, but after failing to receive a scholarship, he spent a year as a lay assistant to a vicar in Oxfordshire.
The attitudes of people towards war changed during World War One for many reasons. Originally the attitude to war in the 18th and 19th centuries was that war was glorious and that dying for your country was a noble and graceful act.
This poem was written about a particular battle during the Crimean war and is based around the fact that the soldiers in that war dies a noble death on the battlefield and even though they died due to an inexplicable mistake by one of the commanders not one of them questioned that decision.
The general public were not fully aware of the horrors that war held and poets of the time did not seem prepared to shed war in a negative light, perhaps war raised morale and patriotism in the country.
When Brooke started writing at the beginning of the First World War attitudes were that war was seen as romantic and glorious and death on the battlefield was considered noble and dignified. Owen expresses these views through his poetry.
Tennyson actually wrote this poem as a third person as he was in no way involved in the war and drew all his information from the famously biased British media, i. Perhaps this played a role in his idealistic and euphemistic portrayal of the battle.
His view of war was that it was glorious, dignified and honourable to die for your country. This is due to his idealistic views and his use of euphemisms, and his jingoistic attitude to war allows him to actually glorify a battle that could not have gone worse for the British.
Tennyson demonstrates through this poem that he very much respects soldiers that have fought in battle. This shows us that Tennyson felt strongly that the light brigade deserved to be honoured for what they had done. The rhythm and rhyme in this poem are meticulously assembled to convey several subconscious messages to the reader.
The rhythm of the poem is reminiscent to the sound of a horse galloping which bears significance in the context of this text as the men who dies in the battle the poem is based on, died whilst riding horses. The repetition of the word cannon and the increase in tempo when reading these lines helps to convey to the reader how much danger the soldiers were in and how the odds were stacked completely against them.
The rhyme in this poem is varied. There are several examples of half rhymes and the effect they have is that they give some tune to the poem to help it be rousing.
These uses of alliteration help to give a more sombre feel to the poem and help the reader to fully experience the tragedy of the battle and to help keep the solemn and respectful feel of the poem. Tennyson may address readers in this manner to possibly feel more personally linked and involved and this may help to evoke emotions from the reader.
Attitudes were changing as more men had experienced war and knew the true horrors of war. Brooke writes this poem in the form of a sonnet 14 lines with 10 syllables per line which is traditionally a love poem. Brooke uses this form of poem to convey to the reader how devoted and in love he is with England.
This implies that a soldier should be grateful to his country for turning him into the man he is and if the honour of his country is at stake, he must defend his country as he would his mother who also bore him.
This poem has an extremely serene tone and includes a lot of euphemism in order to play down disgusting and violent scenes like death on the battlefield, and turn them into peaceful and serene scenes.
The effect this has on the reader is that it greatly reduces the shock to the reader and once again maintains a peaceful tone and helps to portray death on the battlefield in a serene fashion. The sound and rhythm of this poem contributes to the serene feel of the poem as the poem is written the form of a sonnet which is traditionally used to write love poems, therefore Brooke is expressing his love for England.
Love poems are always tranquil and never violent; hence, that is the tone of this poem. This poem uses a lot of personification. For example, this poem heavily personifies England into many different forms. These two lines show Brooke Personifying England.
Brooke talks about colonisation of a foreign field even if the English lose the battle as their ashes will be absorbed by the ground and turn that, metaphorically, into English territory.The two poems "Dulce et Decorum Est" by Wilfred Owen and "The Soldier" by Rupert Brooke. Compare how the poets have used techniques and ideas to convey there attitudes to war.
Comparison essay: "Dulce et Decorum Est" and "The Soldier" "Dulce et Decorum Est" by Wilfred Owen and "The Soldier" by Rupert Brooke are two poems about war.
Compare Wilfred Owens “Dulce et decorum est” and Rupert Brooke’s “Peace” Essay Sample. The two poems “peace” and “dulce et decorum est” are two poems about the First World War, but they show two different views of the war. Dulce et Decorum est by Wilfred Owen and The Soldier by Rupert Brooke are poems about war but treat the Words: — Pages: 3 Poem Analysis-Disabled By Wilfred Owen wars have some degree of meaninglessness.
The language used by Rupert Brooke and Wilfred Owen, for The Soldier and Dulce Et Decorum Est is vastly different from each other, even though both poems were about war. Wilfred Owen uses language in Dulce Et Decorum Est to give the reader the impression that war is horrible and that dying for one /5(6).
The poem 'Dulce Et Decorum Est' was written by Wilfred Owen and published during the war, shortly before he was killed in action. 'Peace' by Rupert Brookes sends an entirely different message than Owen's poem in that it projects war in a glamorous and almost religious light, as something that should be rejoiced in and participated in while.
Wilfred Owen's "Dulce et Decorum Est" is a powerful antiwar poem which takes place on a battlefield during World War I. Through dramatic use of imagery, metaphors, and diction, he clearly states his theme that war is terrible and horrific.