This effect is achieved throughout the poem with wide use of alliteration, imagery and emotive language. The poem can be viewed as a sonnet with 28 lines which follows the ABABCDCD rhyme scheme. ?Dolce et Decorum Est? contains 4 stanzas where the meter is mainly iambic pentameter, however there are some disruptions. For example in line 9, there are 11 syllables; the line starts with four consecutive stressed syllables ?Gas! Gas! Quick, boys!? Powerful words and exclamation marks draw our attention to the terrifying gas attack and panic the soldiers were facing.
Good conclusions usually refer back to the question or title and address it directly - for example by using key words from the title.
How well do you think these conclusions address the title or question? Answering these questions should help you find out.
Do they use key words from the title or question?
Do they answer the question directly?
Can you work out the question or title just by reading the conclusion?
"In studying the poems and comparing them there is a final conclusion. Wilfred Owens poems have a tendency to be more explicit and striking, while Rupert Brooke glorifies the war and the soldiers who fought in it. This is because Wilfred Owen was strongly against war and felt that people who were supporters of the war should understand what they had to go through.
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"My conclusion is that poems based on the same theme can be very different from each other. Depending on how the poem is written it can portray a very different image from other poems. Also the time that it was written can make a big difference because one of the poems I studied was written at the beginning of the war and the other at the end and this changed the whole image and theme of the poem."
"In conclusion, I enjoyed Owenï¿½ï¿½s poem much more than I did Shakespeareï¿½ï¿½s. I felt that ï¿½ï¿½Before Agincourtï¿½ï¿½ was boring. I didnï¿½ï¿½t like the lack of tension, action and drama. I thought that it just went on and on around the same idea, that the language was flowery and too old fashioned for me. Although both poems were repetitive, when ï¿½ï¿½Dulce et decorum estï¿½ï¿½ repeated words, it really hammered the message home, but when ï¿½ï¿½Before Agincourtï¿½ï¿½ repeated the same idea, it just bored me. I felt that Owenï¿½ï¿½s poem less boring because it was fast paced. It really happened and the images it described were vivid and in your face. So, I would definitely recommend Owenï¿½ï¿½s poem to anyone, and I did really enjoy writing about it."
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