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Poerty comparison

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Romario Bartley

on 29 January 2015

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Comparison between "This is the Dark Time, My Love" and "Dulce Et Decorum Est"
What is the poem about ?
"Dulce et Decorum Est" by Wilfred Owen shows the horrors of war as experienced by the persona on the war front, which
is contrary to what they were told that
it was a sweet and honourable thing to
die while fighting for your country.
What is the poem about ?
"This is the dark time, My Love" by Martin Carter shows how oppression and war can ruin dreams and aspirations. As well as how it affects people and the environment.
"Dulce Et Decorum Est"
"This is the Dark Time, My Love"
Done by: Akeem Kitson
Romario Bartley

"Dulce et Decorum Est"
This poem tells the experience of the persona on the battlefield. "Gas! GAS! " and " All went lame; all blind;
Drunk with fatigue; deaf even to the hoots " are among the many examples used to show the atrocities of war.
The poem also gives us an idea of the conditions the soldiers had to face while out on the warfront.
"This is the Dark Time, My Love"
This poems deals with the pain and suffering of war. It refers to the struggles of Guyana during British colonization. The ' brown beetles' refers to tankers used to oppress the citizens. Phrases such as " It is the festival of guns, the carnival of misery " helps to show the theme of war.
Here are the two poems!
"Dulce et Decorum Est" by Wilfred Owen


"This is the Dark Time, My Love" by Martin Carter
The theme of War
Mood and Tone
In " Dulce et Decorum Est" there is a harsh mood. Also there is a mood of horror, as well as, panic.

The tone in this poem is horror, irony and sarcasm.
Mood and Tone
In " This is the Dark Time, My Love" the mood created is that of depression and anxiety. This is done to help show the devastating effects of war on people and on nature.

The tone is this poem is also that of depression.
Literary Devices
In the poem " This is the Dark Time, My Love" the repetition of " my love " highlights that there is something seriously amiss.
In the poem " This is the dark time, my love" oxymoron is seen twice. " It is the festival of guns" and " The carnival of misery.
In "Dulce Et Decorum Est", it says "coughing like hags". Hags are old women who suffer with disease and this shows how badly affected the soldiers were.
-In "Dulce Et Decorum Est", it says "drunk with fatigue". This is to show the state in which the soldier marched on, as if they were overdosed with fatigue.

-In "This is The Dark Time, My Love", it says "all round the land brown beetles crawl about". This compares the sight of the soldiers marching in mud with that of brown beetles crawling over each other in filth.
Irony is seen in the title of the poem " Dulce et Decorum Est" as in the poem the poet clearly shows how this is not true. The poet refers to this as " the old lie"
Appearance vs Reality
In the poem " Dulce et Decorum Est" The impression is given to the soldiers at first that is a sweet and honorable thing to die in battle for your country. But the poem shows that this is not the case, but rather it is horrific. The poet says, " The old Lie; Dulce et Decorum est
Pro patria mori. "
Both poems share the theme of death as it is closely related to the main theme of war.
In " Dulcet et Decorum Est" it shows some of the ways how the soldiers died, such as " Five-Nines that dropped behind" and " He plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning."
In " This is the Dark Time, My Love" shows the effects of war on the people. In the poem it says, " It is the man of death..."
Power vs Powerlessness
In the poem " This is the Dark Time, My Love" there is a sense of power and powerlessness where the British has the power and the civilians are powerless to stop their invasion. In the poem it says, " Watching you sleep and aiming at your dream" This line gives the impression that the British took away their hope leaving the civilians powerless.
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