In brookes poems he depicts his positive view of war

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two poets’ work is personification. In Brooke’s poems, he depicts his positive view of war by personifying the heart. He speaks of the “laughing heart’s long peace” (Ward, 2012). The poet gives the heart human characteristics since the organ does not laugh. The inference is that death is a necessary price to pay for peace (DeGroot, 2014). Brooke believes that soldiers should be ready to trade their lives if the outcome is peace, which means that physical suffering is inconsequential compared to the benefits. Owen also uses metaphors and personification to show the terrible state that arises due to war. He employs such phrases as “coughing like hags” in the second line and “drunk with fatigue” in the seventh line (Kendall, 2013). Such phrases indicate the deplorable nature of wars. The poet uses these words to show the physical state of the soldiers as a way of discouraging people not to go to war. Overall, Brooke uses language to encourage people to participate in the war, while Owen applies it to deject battles. Since Brooke was not an active participant in the war, the tone of his poetry differs significantly from that in Owen’s work as the latter was a soldier. The former believes that conflict was necessary since it brought numerous benefits to the individuals who signed up as soldiers. He uses such devices as similes to
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