Thursday, February 21, 2019
Attitudes in Jesse Pope and Dulce Et Decorum Est
Comp be the poets attitude to contend in Dulce et Decorum est by Wilfred Owen and Whos for the game? by Jesse pope In this essay I impart be comparing the poets attitudes to war in Dulce et decorum est by Wilfred Owen and Whos for the game? by Jesse Pope. Dulce et decorum est is about the unglamorous reality of trespass life, while Whos for the game? is a propaganda numbers published in the Daily Mail encouraging materialisation men to marrow the army. both(prenominal) office up different views and attitudes to war and there poems are quite different. Wilfred Owens poem is positive, whilst Jesse Popes is positive.Although both poems are about war they suffer vastly different attitude to war. Popes Whos for the game? encourages small men to join, promotes the positives and makes those who preceptort join nonice kindred outsiders. For example the wholl grip and tackle the job unafraid? , which is implying that those who move intot join the war are afraid of the wa r. This is real in force(p) because they use emasculation to make a man chance ilk less of a man. Furthermore their family would feel embarrassed and pressured by otherwises who have joined the army.Young men ,during that war, in any case impression that joining the army would be like an adventure and that they would have a blast. Many people to a fault downstairsestimated the war and assumed that it would all be over by Christmas. On the other hand Dulce et decorum est focuses on the negatives aspects like death, war and the acrimony of it. In the very first arguing Owen writes Bent double, like beggars nether sacks as soon as the reader starts the poem they already spot that Owen is strongly denying the concept Dulce et Decorum est- that it is sweet and honourable to die for your country.By employ that it sets the theme for the rest of the poem, which is about the untold story of trench life. go Dulce et Decorum est is a poem about the reality of war, Popes Whos for t he game? is promoting the war and portrays it as a game. She uses word and phrases ordinarily utilize in sports such as grip tackle bless to Go and toe the line. Using these words she makes the comparison surrounded by war and game more sound. On the other hand Owens Dulce et Decdorum est is the hard reality of going to fight for your country.Therefore he focuses on describing the soldiers vunerable and abject situation as already seen Bent double, like beggar under sacks. Instantly this sets the subject matter for the poem, by comparing soldiers, who are survey to be of as strong and healthy, to beggars. This comparison is in effect(p) because beggars are thought of as weak, dirty and vunerable, which is what he is trying to get the reader to imagine. Although the Popes poem is about war she had never experience the war first hand, compared to Owen who was a soldier and had actually joined the army.Jesse Pope was a writer and journalist and her work was often described as organism very patriotic as disregard be seen in Whos for the game? . Her attitude was that war was a game, and that young men should manoeuvre part in the war. Pope was similarly part of the propaganda pro-war poets, who encouraged and pressured young men to join. Unlike today woman, during that time, were not allowed to join the army. The fact that a woman wrote this poem was also very signifi tummyt, because men felt that they couldnt refuse a woman and that their pride and honour was very important.Whereas Wilfred Owen was a soldier and had joined the army, been injured, but still came back. Sadly Owen, who was against the war, died in act one week before the end of the war. The tone in the poem reflects the poets different attitudes. Owens Dulce et Decorum est tone sounds betrayed, angry and upset. One line that reflects the betrayal is The old lie Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori. This line is also the title and the betrayal he feels towards the propaganda is clear, bec ause his discusses the negatives of war through and throughout his poem and does not mention anything positive about the war.On the other hand Popes Whos for the game? is more excited and upbeat and she uses words like Come along, lads to suggest its a game and that all are welcome to play. I weigh both poems had alot of poetic techniques both use rhyme. Pope uses words that rhyme like tight and fight, and Owen used word like sludge and trudge . I think both poets used rhyme (a sound device) so that the poem could be apprehended when read aloud. Especially words like sludge and trudge truly exaggerate the soldiers movement and how hard it was for them to walk.Pope also uses a extended fiction comparing war to a game throughout the poem. This comparison is very effective because she tempts the reader by saying have fun and join us or watch and be part of the audience, which is made sheer when she writes who wants a turn to himself in the show, and who wants a seat in the stand. She also uses repetition with the word wholl on the beginning of several lines and also uses corporal personal pronouns like youll, your and you as if she is speaking directly to the reader. On the other hand Owen uses the same technique (repetition) but for a different purpose.This can be seen when he writes I saw him drowning He plunges at me guttering, choking, drowning. He repeats these words to accent the shock and harshness that someone is dying and he cant do anything about it, and the soldiers death is still haunting him after all this time. Likewise he repeats the words face ashen eyes writhing in his face, his hanging face to really emphasize what he is seeing. Owen also uses avatar, metaphors and similes in his poem. For instance haunting flares, drunk with fall apart and like hags to paint a picture of what the soldiers and their surroundings look like.This is effective because the reader can empathise with the soldiers just from the description. Pope also uses e mbodiment by comparing the country to a woman she writes, Your country is up to her neck in a fight. This use of personification is effective because men feel they need to protect woman and so they feel responsible for their country. Both poets use poetic techniques such as personification repetition and rhyme to express their different views and attitudes towards war. So whilst they may have used the same techniques they used it for different purpose.I think that their attitudes towards war are very different. Wilfred Owens Dulce et Decorum est is what he thought and had personally experienced, while Jesse Popes Whos for the game? was propaganda poem encouraging young men that the war was a game. Even though I dont agree with Popes approach, I think its very effective and shows how her attitude towards war is very patriotic. I think Popes poem is very effective and I can understand why so many men felt they ask to join the army. They have different views and attitudes to war and express their personal views through their poems.