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Essay on Comparison of Charge of the Light Brigade and Dulce et Decorum

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Length of Charge of the Light Brigade and Dulce et Decorum A Comparison of Two Poems In this essay I will compare two different poems. The poems that I'll discuss, are 'Charge of the Light Brigade' by Alfred, Lord Tennyson and 'Dulce Et Decorum' by Wilfred Owen. Wilfred Owen was actually a fighter in the war, by which as Alfred, Lord Tennyson simply wrote the poem on what he'd heard and he had no thought about warfare. Although both poems are about warfare, they're a complete contrast to one another, not just in the way that they are written but also with the information they provide. 'Charge of the Light Brigade' provides a powerful message. The theme of this poem is war. The movie gives us the belief that war is glorious and noble. The poem is composed of phrases such as 'When can their glory fade?' 'Honour the charge they created', 'The noble six hundred'. This indicates that at Alfred, Lord Tennyson's eye, it is noble and magnificent to fight and die for your country. The concept that 'Dulce Et Decorum' produces is very different. Again the theme of this poem is warfare, but it tells us of this tragedy, chaos and truth of warfare. The movie finishes with a rather clear thought: My friend, you would not tell with such high zest To children ardent for some desperate glory, The old Lie: Dulce et decorum est Pro patria mori 'Dulce et decorum est Pro patria mori' is Latin and it means it's sweet and fitting to die for the nation. Wilfred Owen sees that as a lie as he considers war is violent, catastrophic and glorified. So as you're able to see the perspective of warfare in 'Dulce et Decorum' is very different to the 'Charge of the Light Brigade'. 'Charge of the Light Brigade' makes us envision war as glorious and honourable. We envision well dress...

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