‘Dulce et decorum est’
The poem “Dulce et Decorum est’ was the work of Wilfred owen’s and in this essay I will be writing how the mood and atmosphere is made and what it is like. I will write about the horrific and sading mood of World War One. ‘Dulce et Decorum Est; is about the soldier’s expedience in the WW1 trenches in France. He writes about how the men are walking and coughing, he talk about how they look and talk, he then gose in to talk about the old lie dulce et decorum est pro patris mori. In the first stanza of the poem he talks about how horrifying the way the soldiers are walking. “bent double, like old beggars under sacks, knock-kneed, coughing like hags” he gives them impression that the young men are like old men with a bad back and knock kneed, they are like horrible old hags coughing and hacking to clear their throats of smoke and dirt. The startling description of the solders shows them to be in poor healthy creating a black and sad mood. In the second stanza he talks about how the solders are looking like and what is going on behind them. He shows you what they look likes by saying. “Men marched asleep, many had lost their boots, but limped on, blood-shot”. This make you think the solders are so tired from the war and the horrible fighting, that they look like the=y are all asleep with one shoe on and one off. That the war bad they are so tired, to tired to walk. Later in the stanza he goes on to say. “All went lame; all blind; drunk with fatigue; deaf even to the hoots of tired, outstripped five-nines that dropped behind.” In this part of the poem he make it sound like they are all blind and all can’t walk, it make the atmosphere that they are all in a terrible condition and are extremely exhausted. In the third stanza is where the writer try to set the atmosphere to be horrifying and sadding, he use lots of words choses and other language techniques to set the mood and atmosphere, a good example is. “Gas! Gas! Quick, Boys!” with the short...
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