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Dulce et Decorum est
The poem "Dulce et Decorum Est," is an anti-war poem by Wilfred Owen. Dulce et Decorum est is a Latin Phrase meaning it is sweet and noble, where it says at the end of the poem 'Dulce et Decorum est pro patria mori' means it is sweet and noble to die for your country. Owen shows in this poem, by describing the horror and cruelty the war was how it makes people belief that war was proud and honour to the country.
In the first stanza we are introduced to the description of a group of soldiers leaving the battlefield from the frontline. The pace is very slow and extremely careful in the rhythm is established through Owen's use of heavy, long words. This explains
how it uses a lot of effort and how slow the war was.
The first line 'Bent double, it creates the impression of extreme exhaustion and the image that is communicate that the soldiers have no energy left and they were in extremely painful agony. This suggests that men are struggling with the weight of their bags. It highlights the point that they
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