The point of this essay is to compare two war poems but yet not forgetting that it was a terrible experience for the soldiers that fought. The two poems that I am going to be comparing are Dulce et Decorum est wrote by Wilfred Owen and Vitai Lampada wrote by Sir Henry Newbolt.
Firstly, we are going to compare are the subjects. The subject in Dulce et Decorum est is about the soldiers fighting for their country. They are also describing how they are attempting to escape the terrorising experience of the war. This is shown by “In all my dreams, before my helpless sight, He plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning” This quote makes me feel that their as a young man dying and nobody could help him. This makes the reader feel that the soldier that wrote this perhaps watched a young man very close to him die.
The subject of Vitai Lampada is almost that war was a game that will someday end and when it does those people who fought in the war will gain fame and get thanks for fighting. This is shown by “Ten to make and the match to win” and “Play up! Play up! And Play the game!” This quote makes the reader feel that war is just like a bed of roses when actually it was a disgusting time in the soldier’s lives.
Secondly, we are going to discuss the theme of Dulce et decorum est.   The moral message of this poem is not for the soldiers to gain fame but it shows how horrible it was for soldiers and their relatives losing their close ones, and that soldiers were forced into war by their commanders.   This was shown by “behind the wagon that we flung him in, and watched the white eyes withering in his face”.   This quote makes me as the reader feel that these soldiers were forced into war until they were injured or dead.
However the moral message of Vitai Lampada is that war is a game and you will be praised to fight and die in war. Family of these men thought that it was an honour for their close ones dying whilst fighting in the war. This is yet again shown by “The river of...