Analysis Of Dulce Et Decorum Est By Owen Wilfred Owen

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The poem ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’ by Owen Wilfred portrays the horrors of World War I with the horrific images and startling use of words. In his poem he exhibits the gruesome imagery of World War I. The essay focuses on Owens ability to create imagery, using expressive language and techniques leaving the reader to experience pity, sadness and heartbreak. Although he gives us these feeling there is a reason behind what he is writing, why he writing, and how he is writing, whilst using great imagery.
In “Dulce et Decorum Est”, Owen reacts to the war by turning traditional poetic technique into something that seems to be normal on the surface but in reality is contaminated and corrupted. Wilfred’s turn from the traditional poetic form breaks down the system that we have trusted and used for years. Wilfred’s poem convey and idea or opinion in the most powerful way. Through vivid imagery and captivating metaphors, his poem gives the reader the same feeling. Owen Wilfred writes this poem in such a way that makes you wonder what is the point of writhing such a poem about World War I. In the poem “Dulce et Decorum Est” Wilfred Owen uses gruesome imagery to provide the readers with a powerful message.
Our poet opens the poem with how the soldiers are living and their lifestyle. Owen describes the soldiers as “Bent double, like old beggars under sacks, Knocked-kneed, coughing like hags”. This statement gives readers a view of the soldier’s appearance; we picture soldiers or see

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