Body Paragraphs

Writing Frame for Compare/Contrast Essay–Body Paragraphs
Both poems are about war and death. In ‘Dulce et Decorum est.’ we see this in the quote ” Gas! Gas! Quick, Boys – an ecstasy of fumbling.” The use the ‘Gas! Gas!’ suggests that the gas is very dangerous and they will die. This is also seen in the poem ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’. The quote “What passing – bells for these who die as cattle” conveys this idea of war and death. The use ” die as cattle” means that the soldiers are going to be slaughtered at war in bad way.  However, both poems are different in some ways. For example, ‘Dulce et Decorum est’ has gas to kill a soldier. This is seen in the quote “Gas! Gas!’. The use ‘fumbling’ suggests that it is a very bad war because the soldiers are scared of dying and that they are not in control of the situation. On the other hand, this is different from ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’ in that this poem doesn’t have a very bad death. This is seen in the quote “Only the stuttering rifles’ rapid rattle“. The use the words ‘rapid rattle’ suggests that the soldiers are not dyeing a very horrific death because when you are shot it happens quickly but a gas attack is a slow death, one that involves you choking on your own blood.


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