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Essay heading: War Poetry Analysis: Comparison between A.E. Houseman's "Here Dead Lie We Because We Did Not Choose" and Walt Whitman's "Reconciliation"
 
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And when they said: "Life, to be sure, is nothing much to lose; / But young men think it is, we were young man." (3-4) they are still refusing that life does not matter, and with their dead they lost everything. Housman would give them the final word and in the end he is not about to contradict them...
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Before to star I want to pay attention in the two possibilities of speaker in this poem, that to difference of Housman's poem that only have one option. For this analysis I will use the second option, the soldier in the trench with the enemy. Through the poem, the speaker makes us imagine the scenery of the war, but the most important thing is the fact that all the vision of war or anything it is over for the enemy that he killed, and he said it: "For my enemy is dead, a man divine as myself is dead" (5) This line make us conclude how in war a man just like anyone else can cuts the life of other human being...
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