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War Poetry: Dulce Et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen Comprehension and the writers intentions Learning Objectives: To develop an understanding of the events.

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1 War Poetry: Dulce Et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen Comprehension and the writers intentions Learning Objectives: To develop an understanding of the events depicted in Dulce Et Decorum Est To evaluate the poets intentions in writing the poem

2 Starter Look again at these images Make brainstorm in your book of adjectives to describe the experience of war e.g. terrifying; horrific

3 Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori How sweet and fitting it is to die for ones country

4 The order of events In your book, write down the order of events in the poem Soldiers walking through mud on the battlefield....

5 Owens presentation of war What are your impressions of the way in which Owen presents war? Write your ideas down as a list in your book. Now find the most important 3 phrases from the poem which show Owens presentation of war. You should use your own judgement. Write these quotations into your book under your list.

6 Group discussion Discuss this as a group. You will be expected to feed back your ideas to the rest of the class. Why do you think that Owen called the poem Dulce Et Decorum Est?

7 Your task Write a response to this question: What do you think Owens intention was in writing this poem? You should think about: What message he wanted to get across Who he wanted to get this message across to Sentence starters: When he wrote Dulce Et Decorum Est Wilfred Owen wanted to get across the message that... He also wanted to remind people about... Owen appears to have wanted to get his message across to... He may also have wanted to...

8 Plenary Here are some examples of your work... What have they done well? What could they improve?


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