In “Dulce at Decorum Est”, author Wilfred Owen's use of voice is powerful, and the overall tone of his voice both bitter and wrought with anger. Owen uses vivid imagery, simile, metaphor, and repetition to describe the horror and misery many soldiers experienced during World War One. Owen's personal feelings about war are also present in his voice, at times strongly effecting the poem. Throughout “Dulce at Decorum Est”, Wilfred Owen uses a variety of literary techniques to impress upon the reader the horror which the soldiers of WWI experienced, as well as his personal feelings about war (which, perhaps strongest in the last 2-3 lines of the poem, seems to be the behind the “message” of the poem (“the old lie; Dulce et Decorum est Pro patria
resentful and panicked tone in his poem Dulce Et Decorum Est in order to emphasize the strength of the individual soldier; while in Charge of the Light Brigade, Tennyson suggests the loyalty and unity within the soldiers who without a second thought follow orders to their deaths with a tragic yet anticipating tone. The two poems are meant to relay the innate brutality that is war. It reminds the audience that war is death and that it should not be glorified.
Dulce Et Decorum Est represents the innate….
Wilfred Owen’s poem “Dulce Decorum Est” is a bleak poem designed to shock the reader by using provocative and interesting word choices to condemn and contradict the government and its supporter’s war propaganda. Particularly the quote “obscene as cancer” includes and interesting word choice. The impact of the word “obscene” is the reader thinks of something completely repulsive and disgusting. This would imply that Wilfred Owen finds cancer disgusting and derogatory. Owen is comparing the effects….
In his poem “Dulce Et Decorum Est”, poet Wilfred Owen illustrates downcast Imagery and serious tones to express the idea that you can not glorify the cruel reality of war.
The author uses down cast imagery to show that war is gruesome and you shouldn't glorify it to be something it's not. The author also included, “If in some smothering dreams you too could pace/ Behind the wagon that we flung him in”,(lines 17-18) the author uses the word flung, this reveals that war is not as great as people….
Through vivid imagery and gripping metaphors "Dulce et Decorum Est" gives the reader the exact response the author wanted. The poem is an anti-war poem by Wilfred Owen. This poem was written in 1918 when Owen was in the hospital, while suffering from a nervous breakdown, while in the service. Only four of Owens' poems ever made it to print before being killed in action, one week before the end of the war. "Dulce et Decorum Est" is a narrative poem using similes and verbal irony to get….
Dulce et Decorum Est.
- Write a critical commentary on 'Dulce et Decorum Est.' by Wilfred Owen. discuss subject matter, theme, imagery, words, structure and effects.
- Describe what the poem is about. explain what owen writes about. how is the poem connected to the poems of Jessie Pope and others.
Wilfred Owen was a soldier from the 1st World War, he was also a poet who critisized the war and people who believed the war was a good thing, like Jessie Pope. In this poem 'Dulce et Decorum Est.'….
Dulce et decorum est
By Wilfred Owen
The language used in the poems depicting the gas attack is strong, representing both the anguish of the victims of the gas attack as well as the effect on those haunted by what they have seen: 'watch the white eyes writhing in his face, / His hanging face'. The repetition of the word 'face' makes it clear which element disturbs the speaker most: the transformation in the face of the victim. The use of alliteration on the 'w' sound reflects the agonised twisting….
"Dulce Et Decorum Est"
By Wilfred Owen
Paraphrase: Walking slowly and crippled like old people,we kept on moving. We ignored the flares of war behind us, our hope being the rest we shall soon have. some of us were so tired, we might as well been asleep while marching. Some of us had lost our shoes, but kept on going. We were all very oblivious, especially of the gun shots happening behind us,we didn't care anymore, just kept going. Then the gas bomb….
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Wilfred Owen depicts the traumatic truth about war in his antiwar poem ‘Dulce Et Decorum Est’. Throughout the poem he tells us about his own experiences on the Front Line, lashing out at the military chains of command that carelessly encourage young men to go to war without a fear of dying for their country, it being and honour to do so.
Immediately we are introduced to the horrifying image of the soldiers.
"Bent double, like old beggars under sacks,
Dulce et Decorum Est
The poem “Dulce et Decorum Est” by Wilfred Owen illustrates a very disturbing view of humanity through the use of a variety of different poetic techniques which are effective in describing the horrors of war. Owen successfully describes how war effects soldiers both physically and mentally and ends with a bit of criticism of those who told young men that it was “sweet and fitting to die for their country”.
In the first stanza, through his use of word choice and imagery….
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Dulce Et Decorum Est
“Dulce et Decorum Est” by Wilfred Owen is a war poem written to show the cruel reality of war. Owen uses his own experience of World War I in his poetry in order to depict the true horror of warfare. During the war, Owen was sent to Craiglockhart War Hospital after suffering shell shock. He then wrote poetry as a way to cope with the horrific memories of the war. In the poem, Owen uses very personal memories….