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1 Dulche Et Decorum Est Example Assignment Starters - 1 Wilfred Owen used several poetic devices to make his poem, Dulce et Decorum Est, an accurate, albeit haunting, portrayal of war. Owen was a soldier who fought on the front lines during World War I. Owen used writing to help him cope with the horrors he witnessed, as he suffered from shell shock and nightmares in a military hospital. Imagery, alliteration, and personification are used effectively in Dulce et Decorum Est to illustrate to the reader that it is neither sweet nor honorable to die for one’s country. Imagery is the poetic device used most effectively in Owen’s poem, as the reader can picture the horrific scenes of war that are described. In the first stanza, the reader gets a picture of what the soldiers must have looked like returning from the front lines. They are not standing tall and proud to be fighting, as would have seen on the propaganda posters √ to recruit new soldiers, but rather slumped over (‘bent double’), exhausted (‘drunk with fatigue’), and injured (‘lame’).

2 Dulche Et Decorum Est Example Assignment Starters -1 Wilfred Owen used several poetic devices to make his poem, Dulce et Decorum Est, an accurate, albeit haunting, portrayal of war. Owen was a soldier who fought on the front lines during World War I. Owen used writing to help him cope with the horrors he witnessed, as he suffered from shell shock and nightmares in a military hospital. [Scene setting] Imagery, alliteration, and personification are used effectively in Dulce et Decorum Est to illustrate to the reader that it is neither sweet nor honorable to die for one’s country. [Introduction/Thesis statement] Imagery is the poetic device used most effectively in Owen’s poem, as the reader can picture the horrific scenes of war that are described. In the first stanza, the reader gets a picture of what the soldiers must have looked like returning from the front lines. They are not standing tall and proud to be fighting, as would have seen on the propaganda posters √ to recruit new soldiers, but rather slumped over (‘bent double’), exhausted (‘drunk with fatigue’), and injured (‘lame’). [The start of a Stanza by stanza answer.]

3 The poem “Dulce Et Decorum Est” by Wilfred Owen uses poetic devices to convey the message about the horror and reality of the First World War, which was glorified as mentioned in the Latin phrase “Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori” which may be translated as “it is sweet and honorable to die for your country.” However, Owen called this glorification an “old lie” because he experienced nothing that was sweet and it could not be right to die a horrific death because of war. He used several devices in the poem to describe the condition of the soldiers. For example, “bent double” is an example of imagery that is used to show the feeling of exhaustion felt by the soldiers who were carrying heavy packs. Also, the phrase “drunk with fatigue” is a metaphor to compare the very tired soldiers, who were sleepless in the trenches with a drunk person. Dulche Et Decorum Est Example Assignment Starters - 2

4 The poem “Dulce Et Decorum Est” by Wilfred Owen uses poetic devices to convey the message about the horror and reality of the First World War, which was glorified as mentioned in the Latin phrase “Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori” which may be translated as “it is sweet and honorable to die for your country.” [Scene setting.] However, Owen called this glorification an “old lie” because he experienced nothing that was sweet and it could not be right to die a horrific death because of war. [Introduction/Thesis statement] He used several devices in the poem to describe the condition of the soldiers. For example, “bent double” is an example of imagery that is used to show the feeling of exhaustion felt by the soldiers who were carrying heavy packs. Also, the phrase “drunk with fatigue” is a metaphor to compare the very tired soldiers, who were sleepless in the trenches with a drunk person. [Two poetic devices identified with quotes to support them.] Dulche Et Decorum Est Example Assignment Starters - 2

5 In the poem Dulche Et Decorum Est, Wilfred Owen used many poetic devices that make the poem “come to life” with haunting and terrifying vivid images that make you, the reader, feel like you’re with the soldiers in the war. The main and key feature of the poem is imagery. Imagery is used in almost every line of the poem. Wilfred Owen perfectly executed the use of imagery in this poem with action-packed images; it makes you feel like you’re watching a war movie. The poem starts with “bent double like old beggars” which helps describe to us the state that these soldiers are in right from the beginning of the poem. The soldiers are ‘bent double’ because of the weight of their heavy equipment and because they are exhausted coming back from the front line trenches. Instead of the smart “Tommy’s’” that left England to fight the war, the mud from fighting and living in trenches had reduced the smart looking soldiers to look like tired and old beggars. Dulche Et Decorum Est Example Assignment Starters - 3

6 In the poem Dulche Et Decorum Est, Wilfred Owen used many poetic devices that make the poem “come to life” with haunting and terrifying vivid images that make you, the reader, feel like you’re with the soldiers in the war. [Introduction/Thesis statement] The main and key feature of the poem is imagery. Imagery is used in almost every line of the poem. Wilfred Owen perfectly executed the use of imagery in this poem with action-packed images; it makes you feel like you’re watching a war movie. The poem starts with “bent double like old beggars” which helps describe to us the state that these soldiers are in right from the beginning of the poem. The soldiers are ‘bent double’ because of the weight of their heavy equipment and because they are exhausted coming back from the front line trenches. Instead of the smart “Tommy’s’” that left England to fight the war, the mud from fighting and living in trenches had reduced the smart looking soldiers to look like tired and old beggars. [The start of a Stanza by stanza answer.] Dulche Et Decorum Est Example Assignment Starters - 3


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