* Dulce Et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen
* Dulce et Decorum est is a poem written by poet/solider Wilfred Owen. He tells us the horrors and sadness of World War 1. He explains in his poem that people will encourage you to fight for your country, but, in reality, fighting for your country is simply sentencing yourself to an unnecessary death. Owen wanted to throw the war in the face of the reader to tell them what war was actually like.
* This text will tell you how the author creates a shocking and realistic account of the experience of war.
* Dulce Et Decorum Est meaning it is sweet and right to die for your country. The poem gives you an idea of a war happening as the words right to die for your country express that thought to you.
* The soldiers in this poem are crippled, mentally and physically overcome by the weight of their experiences in war. The speaker's searching for images that his reader can understand, as if he's convinced that none of his readers will be able to understand how horribly twisted and deformed the bodies of the soldiers have become.
* The poet tells us the conditions and the difficultly the soldiers were in. The poet tells us the soldiers are crippled, mentally and physically damaged.
"...But limped on, blood-shot. All went lame; all blind;
Drunk with fatigue; deaf even to the hoots..."
The poet has great use of metaphors. "...Drunk with fatigue; deaf even to the hoots..." This technique gives us a better understanding and gives us an image.
* "...Drunk with fatigue…" is an expression that uses a metaphor to suggest that the men are mentally empty and are staggering along. To be 'Drunk with fatigue,' these men must be tired that they are no longer sane and can barely even think for themselves. The poet gives the reader a picture of large numbers of people dragging their boots through the mud, tripping over their own shadow. "...Of disappointed shells that...