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Title: "Dulce et Decorum Est," Vs. "Not Waving but Drowning

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Subject: English
Author: Earl S
Date: February 23, 2014
Level: University
Grade: A
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You also get an image of what mustard gas can do to a soldier as it overwhelms him causing him to choke and bleed while he tries to ask for help, gasp for air, and hang on to his last moments of life. The image gives you a sense of the horrors of war. "In Not Waving but Drowning," there is also that sense of sadness and pity...

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Smith writes "Nobody heard him, the dead man. But still he lay moaning: I was much further out than you thought and not waving but drowning." (quoted in Literature, pg. 1078) This makes the reader feel pity for the person who just died because of a misunderstanding and adds a tone of sadness. The imagery you get here is similar to that in "Dulce et Decorum Est" because you also get an image of someone just barely clinging on to life and gasping for his last breathes while trying to wave for help...

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