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By close examination of context, structure, language, mood and theme, say how each of the poems you have studied shows Owen's skill in creating atmosphere

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By close examination of context, structure, language, mood and theme, say how each of the poems you have studied shows Owen's skill in creating atmosphere. The poem "DULCE ET DECORUM EST" is a poem conflicting on the First World War. It explains what happens through the war and how people are suffering during the war. Owen starts the off with the title of the first poem "Dulce Et Decorum Est" which is a Latin for sweet and glorious. The title is ironic because to get involved in the war is not as sweet and glorious as it seems. A lot of lives are taken when on the battlefield. Owen uses a lot of similes and metaphors in this poem to create an awareness and comparison so the reader is still interested. The simile below shows Owen relating devil into the poem. It shows that the devil is also sick of seeing evil. The hanging of the face shows how the soldiers are loosing control of their facial muscles. ...read more.

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It refers to God a lot as to help someone in need. The quotation below shows how God is gentle, kind and old and will know what to do in the right time. "The kind old sun will know." Owen refers God as the sun because as the sun is unreachable so is god. The sun is a ray of light which has an impact on people, so has God. For this poem Owen uses more metaphors that similes in this poem because as the poem is short it is better described as metaphors than similes. The quotation below shows how Owen symbolises how the Sun will help a dead soldier come back to life. "Move him into the sun." the sun is used to wake him up, but this time it wont happen. The metaphor below shows how Own uses the earth created life on a dead lump of mud. "Woke once the clays of a cold star." ...read more.

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Owen's terrific use of dictation brings the poem to life. He uses imagery, which is a very important factor in poetry and is common throughout his writings in the poem. His tone towards the poem has an impact by depression, lack of hope and sadness. He reveals his message without writing pages of verse but he achieves his message very quickly in the poem and makes the audience feel that they are actually experiencing what the narrator is actually feeling. After reading "Dulce et Decorum est" depresses the reader to make them want to read "Futility." The use of metaphors throughout the poem makes it harder to understand what the poem is talking about. The first verse gives an atmosphere of kindness, care and peacefulness. "The kind old sun will know." He refers to the dead body, as "Full nerved and still warm" telling the reader it was a recent death. He portrays a picture of a person by talking about his limbs. 1 ...read more.

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