Analysis Of Wilfred Owen's 'Dulce Et Decorum Est'

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While receiving treatment for shell shock in England, Dulce et Decorum Est was written as a brutal response to Owen's experiences in the war; while containing attacks against propagandists such as Jessie Pope, a renowned pro-war poet. Dulce et Decorum can easily be divided into into three sections: a description of wounded soldiers leaving the battlefield, the horrific details of one of many gas attacks and and a negative response to those who glorify the war and are naive to its reality.
When analyzing Owen’s personal views of the war, its clear to see Owen wishes to gain the attention of those at home in England who urge their youth to fight for glory and honor. After experiencing significant trauma during the war, Owen wonders how a society
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