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    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.’

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    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

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    Desperate Glory 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

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    Dulce Et Decorum Est(1) 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‚ Knock-kneed

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    Task: How does Wilfred Owen use word choice and poetic techniques in “Dulce et Decorum Est” to encourage the reader to empathise with the soldiers involved in ‘The First World War?’ Wilfred Owen was perhaps the most famous war poet of all time. Although a middle class academic he became a soldier fighting in the First World War. He was enlisted in 1915 and was commission to the Manchester Regiment. He ended up in hospital for several weeks suffering from shellshock and it was during this time

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    «Dulce et decorum est»‚ Wilfred Owen (1917‚ 1920) «Dulce et decorum est» is a poem written by British poet Wilfred Owen‚ during World War one‚ in 1917. The translation of the Latin title is: «It is sweet and proper». The completed sentence is as follows: «It is sweet and proper to die for one’s country». This forms‚ what the writer refers to as‚ «The old Lie». The poem holds a strong criticism towards the conventional view of war at that written time. I shall now comment briefly on that time’s

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    Dulce et Decorum Est It was once said “poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words” (Edgar Allan Poe). The imagery in this poem is executed in a variety of ways that help capture the interest of the reader. The three dominant images of poisonous gas‚ choking‚ and gruesome death help portray the idea that in war there is no true valor or glory‚ just poor young soldiers that did not understand it’s consequences. To begin‚ the author‚ Wilfred Owen‚ used a majority of the poem to focus

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    Poetry often acts on the ear before it acts on the mind. Wilfred Owen’s poem Dulce et decorum est evidently conveys this message. He utilises techniques like sound to deliberately enhance the imagery of the poem to make it appear more realistic. The overall moral of this poem that he has conveyed through Dulce et decorum est is that it is a lie when people tell the old saying “Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori” connoting that “it is sweet and fitting to die for ones native land”. He establishes

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    In what ways does Owen present Ideas about war and conflict in Dulce et Decorum est? Dulce et Decorum est is based towards the end of the First World War‚ where many were becoming cynical about the reasons why war was occurring. A lack of patriotism was becoming prominent due to the horrors of war which are witnessed throughout the poem. Within verse one‚ Owen presents

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    The irony in the poem Dulce it Decorum Est is that it is not sweet and fitting to die for one’s country when you have actually experienced war. Owen is describing how psychologically and physically exhausting W.W.I was for the soldiers that had to endure such a cruel ordeal and not how patriotic and honorable it was . In the first stanza Owen describes how the soldiers are trudging back to camp from battle. We see the soldiers‚ fatigued and wounded‚ returning to base camp: Bent double‚ like

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