Compare and Contrast Poems


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Essay #: 068667
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Compare and Contrast Poems
None of the poets are willing to give a glamorous glimpse at life and more precisely death. Wilfred Owen begins “Dulce Et Decorum Est” with the description of fatigue as: “Bent double, like old beggars under sacks,
Knock-kneed, coughing like hags…”. W.B. Yeats also does not offer any positivity in his imagery from “Sailing to Byzantium” either with,
“Fish, flesh, or fowl, commend all summer long
Whatever is begotten, born, and dies.”
Both Yeats and Owen give the reader a tremendous amount of gritty, grotesque language that shocks the reader into understanding their urgency and humanity in their realism of death. Death is shown to be something that cannot be softened or at least, should not be softened or...
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.....en though to and crafted. Ammons was certainly the more modern of the three poets and his work reflected that. His word choice is softer and less commanding, but because of that, Ammons allows the reader to find him or herself in the content, which results in more frequent understanding of the deeper meaning and lessons that he wishes to communicate with his audience. Each author presents a piece that will reach a different audience for a different reason. This is significant because each author arrived at his theme, word choice and style through their perceptions and experiences and has returned the favor.
Works Cited
Ammons, A.R. Coast of Trees.
Ammons, A.R. Wiring.
Owen, Wilfred. Dulce et Decorum est
Yeats, William. Sailing to Byzantium.