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Writing Frame for Compare/Contrast Essay–Body Paragraphs


Both poems are about the effects of war on soldiers. In ‘Dulce et Decorum est.’ we see this in the quote “Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge.” The use of the “through sludge” suggests that it is raining and that people are getting sick because they keep moving due to the fact that they don’t want to be attacked. This is also seen in the poem ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’. The quote “No mockeries now for them; no prayers nor bells” conveys this idea. The use of the ” No mockeries”  suggests that people were mocking them but not any more. This indicates that they are dyeing without anyone around them. This is terrible because they don’t have anyone near them, like friends or family. However, both poems are different in some ways. For example, ‘Dulce et Decorum est’ explains more about the war and the other poem shows not a lot of information about the war. This is seen in the quote ” Men marched asleep. Man had lost their boots”. The use the” men marched asleep” suggests that they are tired and they felt sick. This provides more information about the war because it is more descriptive about what the soldiers are doing. On the other hand, this is different from ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’ in that this poem has little description of what the soldiers have been through. The focus is on after the war takes place. This is seen in the quote “Shall shine the holy glimmers of goodbyes”. The use of the ” holy glimmers of goodbyes” is descriptive but it is only describing the aftermath of war, when the funeral takes place.


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