Two war poems

For this assignment I want you to read two of the best short from war poems ever written. Wilfred Owen’s “Dulce et Decorum Est” and Randal Jarrel’s “Death of a Ball Turret Gunner.” These poems, separated by 30 years, take a hard look at modern, mechanized war. What is that they are saying? How does the imagery in the poems, one a sonnet of WWI, the other a five line free verse on WWII, generate meaning? How does this imagery pull at emotions or touch nerves?