Who Is Dulce Et Decorum Est By Wilfred Owen?

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World War I was unlike the glorified notion that was publicised in propaganda on the home front, as many soldiers believed it was honourable and glorious to die for their country. Instead, men who “marched off to battle with a romantic view of war” were confronted with dreadful conditions of trenches and the horrors of human conflict, as expressed in the poem, ‘Dulce Et Decorum Est’. Due to the experiences of war, young soldiers had become frail, decrepit and confined, and through the striking comparisons of the similes, “…like old beggars…/ …coughing like hags…” Owen revealed how soldiers were consumed by the harsh realities of war. To further emphasise this idea, his well utilisation of compelling metaphors, specifically in the line, “Drunk
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