The poet uses metaphors like "blood-shod," "deaf even for the hoots of tired, outstripped Five-Nines," (line 7-8) as well as a literal, graphical expressions through which describes the scene as if we were there ? we can see, feel and smell everything... Showed first 250 characters
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The next scene creates another horrible image with a metaphor used to describe the soldier who was not fast enough to put on his "helmet" was "floundering like a man in fire or lime." With this dramatic imagery Owen achieves two things: on one hand, he recreates the sight and the feelings as if they were happening now to us and the other, he shows us that there is noting noble in dying in such a vile way (Magill, 1992, p... Showed next 250 characters
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Dulce et Decorum Est
Wilfred Owen's "Dulce et Decorum Est" is a description of a gas attack suffered by a group of soldiers in World War One. By using shifting rhythms, dramatic description, and imagery, the speaker tries to convince readers that the horror of war outweighs the patriotic duty to war...
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Dulce et Decorum est
War always brings to the world pain, sufferings and bitterness. War challenges existing conventions, morals and ideals of patriotism. There are many people touched by the terror of the war and have written pieces of literature about the war, wishing people would understand the horror and tragedy that befell those involved...
Bent double, like old beggars under sacks,
Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge,
Till on the haunting flares2 we turned our backs
And towards our distant rest3 began to trudge...
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Through ?§Dulce Et Decorum Est??, Wilfred Owen revealed the horrendous nature of war. In order to strip war of it?¦s apparent glory, Owen featured the utter degradation of war as the predominant idea, and approached this in the most disturbing and yet effective way possible ?V through the graphical description of an individual soldier suffering from a painful death...
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Dulce Et Decorum Est
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 ...
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War Poems Comparison - The Send-off And Ducle Et Decorum Est
Both these poems were written in the 1st world war and are by the author Wilfred Owen who died seven days before the end of the first world war. Both suggest that the out come of the war was grim for the vast majority of solders who if they came home at all would ether return home dead or injured...