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DULCE ET DECORUM EST Wilfred Owen he destroys the image of pride soldiers ' Bent double, like old beggars under sacks,'

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DULCE ET DECORUM EST Wilfred Owen he destroys the image of pride soldiers ' Bent double, like old beggars under sacks,' This makes you picture strong, powerful soldiers bent over tired, and under these big rucksacks that weigh pounds. Owen puts this in the poem to show volunteer what they are in for, and that its not just fun and a 'game' that Jessie Pope suggest in her poem 'Who's for the game?' Owens states that the soldiers would carry on whatever, 'But limped on, blood-shod. All went lame: all blind' That suggest that whatever happen to them they carried on even if they were hurt going blind, or going lame. Owen uses this to show people how hard it was and that it was not fun to be fighting. The soldiers were tired. 'Drunk with fatigue; deaf even to the hoots Of tired, outstripped Five-nines that dropped behind.' Owen is saying that they got so tired they couldn't even hear the big artillery fire behind them. ...read more.

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Also you'd be rolling on the floor trying to catch a breath even though you know you cant. He also uses a simile to make the reader picture a man rolling around on the floor with fire on his back. People were dieing like there where drowning. ' Dim, through the misty panes and thick green light As under a green sea, I saw him drowning' Owen is saying that through the gas mask he could see his friend and colleagues dieing right in front of them like they were drowning because it was so quiet. He also says 'a green sea' meaning that the gas had just covered everything in front of him green because of its colour. It was like a nightmare. 'In all my dreams, before helpless sight, He plunged at me, guttering, chocking, drowning.' This tells us that it was like a nightmare because he hadn't seen worse in his nightmares and that he knew he couldn't help. ...read more.

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He also tells children that its not good ' To children ardent for some desperate glory,' This is trying to warn children that it is not worth the glory you will get in the long run and don't come because its hard work. He uses Latin for effect ' The old Lie: Dulce et decorum est Pro patria mori.' He use this for added emphasis and he says it's a lie because translated the last line mean' It is sweet and glorious to die for ones country' he says this is a lie because it is not worth what they are going though just to win a battle. In this stanza Owen really tells you about the pain and anger he and he colleges have to go tough just so people like Jessie Pope can try and send more people out to lose their lives. So overall Wilfred Owen is very against the war mainly because he has seen what its like and he doesn't want anyone else to go through that pain. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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