Poem 1 – Wilfred Owens, “Dulce et Decorum Est” (http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Dulce_et_Decorum_Est): The tone in this poem is angry, but not out-of-control. It shows a very stark realistic view of the problems with war, and tells its readers that they need to stop pretending like war is a glorious thing that everybody should support. It is written in a fairly traditional form and every other line rhymes.
Poem 2 – E.E. Cummings, “My Sweet Old Etcetera” (http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/my-sweet-old-etcetera/): The tone of this poem is more whimsical, but also kind of depressing. It is also an anti-war poem, sort of. Cummings mixes up comments from his family, who thinks war is great, with his own experiences of it and what he dreams of. It does not rhyme, and does not really even follow traditional grammar and