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The Similarities and Differences of Dulce et Decorum Est and Disables The two poems I've chosen are Dulce et Decorum Est and Disabled. I felt that of those poems that I was given to pick from these two told a tragic and beneficial narrative of what war was really like. I have chosen Dulce Et Decorum Est since it describes the battle of a group of people who have to battle through the many outstanding occasions day in day out. I've chosen Disabled because it shows the struggle of a single guy who everyday contemplates his wasted life. All he has are the memories however, they seem to become more remote as the days go on. Dulce Et Decorum Est Pro Patri Moria translated in to English means It's Sweet And Honourable To Die For Ones Country. If someone is reading the poem to the first time and learns of the English meaning of the title before studying the poem they may feel it is a poem that represents the military in a good way. How this assumption is further from the reality. After studying the poem a variety of occasions that I have come to a conclusion that Owen named the poem this due to the powerful statement that he makes in the poem. In a sense I get the feeling that Owen was mocking the expression but I do not believe that he was mocking the military as a whole just that single main. All the things that they are carrying weigh the soldiers down, perhaps they're even weighed down from the anticipation of their country. Owen states " Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs" The soldiers have been fed up. They're so tired that even if the swells go off behind them they don't have enough energy or perhaps feel like turning round to see them. .