Compare Poem Essay

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Compare and contrast the poems “Charge of the light brigade” and “Dulce et Decorum Est” What does each poem tell us about attitudes to war? In this essay I am going to compare and contrast two different poems and tell you what each poem tells us about the attitudes to war. The two poems that I’m going to look at are “Charge of the light brigade” and “Dulce et decorum est”. I don’t think war is necessary anymore, I think that the government are just sending young lads out for the sake of it, and taking young lad’s lives away for no proper reason. It’s like the government don’t care about the soldiers that are going out in rough ears of the world putting their lives in danger for the safety of others. Wilfred Edward Salter Owen was born on the 18th March 1893 and wrote “Dulce et Decorum Est”. He was on the continent teaching until he visited a hospital for the wounded and then decided in September 1915, to return to England and enlist. Wilfred Owen was injured in March 1917 and was sent home, he was fit for duty in August 1918, and returned to the front line on the 4th November. Just seven days after the armistice, he was caught in a German gun attack and killed, when he was on 25 years old. Alfred Lord Tennyson was born on the 6th august 1809 in Somersby. Lincolnshire, he was a rector’s son and was the fourth of twelve children. Alfred Lord Tennyson was from a middle class line of Tennyson’s but he also had a royal and noble ancestry. Alfred Lord Tennyson’s father was called George Clayton Tennyson; he was born in 1778 and passed away in 1831. Tennyson’s mother was called Elizabeth Fytche; she was born in 1781 and passed away in 1865. Alfred Lord Tennyson was a student at Louth grammar school for four years from 1816 till 1820, he then went on to study at Scaitcliffe school, Tennyson then went on to study at Trinity college in Cambridge 1827. The poem
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