All Their Eye Are Ice And Dulce Et Decorum Est

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In his poem, he implies mataphour to illustrate the blood-curdling image of the war. He commonly uses metaphour in ‘exposure’, ‘All their eye are ice’. The word ‘ice’ can refer to the dead soldier who is frozen in the glazed and icy weather during the battlefield. It can be referring dead soldiers. Likewise, Wilfred Owen reveals his belief about the nature of war in ‘Dulce et decorum est.’ through his description of ‘As under a green sea, I saw him drowning’. This quote means, one of Owen’s comrades did not manage to wear his gas mask and he is trashing and choking from the gas. Literally, the word ‘Green Sea’ refers thick green coloured gas of chlorine. That gas causes the serious pain, which the lungs is filling up with fluids and blood. Owen describes the pain as ‘drowning’ in ‘the green sea’. Another example of ‘Dulce et decorum est.’, ‘An ectasy of fumbling’ highlighted the emotion of the soldier during the…show more content…
By using repeating sound of words starting with same letter, it makes the reader easy to imagine the image of the war. In ‘Exposure’, he says ‘Flowing flakes the flocks’. It slows down speed the tempo of the poem so it keeps a poetic ‘pause’ in this quote. By having a time for the poetic ‘pause’, it creates the connotation to increase the tension among the poem and to make the reader to feel the sense of tension from the poem. Also, with ‘Only the stuttering rifles’ rapid rattle’ in ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’, it catches the reader’s attention and builds the intensity by the ‘r’ sound in this quote. The ‘r’ sound raises the momentum of the poem. Reading ‘rifles’ rapid rattle’ gives the sound of the rifles shooting in the battlefield. Wilfred Owen strongly indicates his anti-war feeling from the alteration. This quotation explains the rifles of the guns take the soldier’s life and the endless gunfight even though the soldiers die. There is no rites or prayers for
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