Dulce Et Decourum Est

Dulce Et Decourum Est

  • Submitted By: bulman123
  • Date Submitted: 10/02/2013 1:42 PM
  • Category: English
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Dulce Et Decorum Est.
Dulce et Decorum est is my favorite because this poem gives you the inside of the front line and gives you violent images like “He plunges at me guttering, choking, drowning.” This quote especially gives me an image because the way Wilfred Owen has used words like “guttering “and I like the way he opens the poem with “Bent double, like old beggars under sacks” The quote means that the authors and the comrades were once young and healthy. But if they’re bent over and hobbling like old beggars then the must be really tired.

Another reason why this poem is my favorite is he uses words like “flares” this means that rockets were sent up by the enemy to burn with a brilliant glare to light up the men and other targets. I also like the title of this poem (Dulce et Decorum est.) because this means it is sweet and right to die for your country. In other words, it is a wonderful and great honor to fight and die for your country.

The other thing I liked about this poem. Was if you compared this poem with Jessie Pope then you would see a total difference as she starts with calling the war a game. Which in other terms means that it is fun, enjoyable. When really it’s a living hell as described by Wilfred Owen. The way he ended the poem was very clever as he says “Dulce et Decorum est Pro patria mori” which means the same as it is sweet and right to die for your country.

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