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dulce et decorum est

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Keval Dabba 9T Dolce et Decorum est 1) Write a list of the events that happen in the poem in chronological order. * Men coughing after being so tired. * Rockets which were sent up to burn with a brilliant glare to light up men and other targets in the area between the front lines * A camp away from the front line where exhausted soldiers might rest for a few days, or longer * The noise made by the shells rushing through the air * Outpaced, the soldiers have struggled beyond the reach of these shells which are now falling behind them as they struggle away from the scene of battle * Five-Nines * Poison gas released * Everyone warning each other and wearing helmets ...read more.

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stuttering and partly like gurgling * A frothy material was issuing from the soldier's mouth * He is then chucked in a wagon with the other dead bodies. 2) In the first section, British soldiers are leaving the trenches after an exhausting span of duty. They stagger back to rest areas. The soldiers are compared to two surprising things. What are they? In the first section Owen compares the soldiers to two surprising things. They are things such as hags and beggars. It is said in the text 'like old beggars under sacks' and 'coughing like hags'. 3) Owen uses many words which are ugly in texture: pick out three of these and write a short explanation for each. ...read more.

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What strange comparison is used to describe them in the gas? The strange comparison used in the second section is the quotation 'And flound'ring like a man in fire or lime'. 5) Why does one man die? What do the others do with him? When the poisonous gas was released into the air that man did not put on his gas mask in time. Therefore as a result of this he died. After dying the others put him in a large wagon with the other dead bodies. 6) Why does Owen hate 'my friend'? What is his message for her? Owen's message to her his do not believe in patriotism. By this he means do not go to war as patriotism is a lie. It is not as sweet and right to fight for your county as it sounds. ...read more.

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