‘The Call’ and ‘Dulce Decorum Est’, both poems were used by people during WW1 to express their view or attitude towards the war. In this essay I will be writing about the similarities and differences in both poems. ‘The Call’ is written by Jessie Pope, and ‘Dulce Decorum Est’ is written by Wilfred Owen. Jessie was born on the 18th of March, 1868, in Leicester, England. That makes her 30 years older than Wilfred who was born on the 18th of March, 1893 in Oswestry, England. Before the war, Jessie was writing humorous poems for Newspapers such as ‘The Daily Express’ , ‘The Evening Standard’ and ‘The Queen’ so she was pretty successful in her life.
In contrast, Owen was struggling to find a job after graduating in 1911, he failed to get a scholarship in London and worked an unpaid job at a local church. In 1913 however, Wilfred travelled to Bordeaux to teach. He taught one year at a Language School and he spent the second year tutoring a catholic family. In September 1915, nearly a year after the war had started, Wilfred returned to England uncertain whether to enlist or not. By October he had enlisted and by December, 1916, he had finally gone to war.