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

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“Few would dispute the claim that Wilfred Owen is the greatest author of war poetry in the English language”. Wilfred Owen was a wartime poet and patriot soldier in World War One. He was acquitted on March 18th, 1893; and was reckoned by many as the leading poet of the First World War. Siegfried Sassoon, who met Owen at Craig Lockhart Hospital, inspired him to convey his emotions close to war in his poetry, which since then he has begun to act. Within this essay, I will be discussing how Owen uses, ‘Futility’, ‘Dulce Et Decorum EST’ (DEDE), and ‘Mental Cases’ (MC) to express his anger at war, and consider all the points he uses in all of these three separate poems that exhibit this.
Owen uses strong references to manipulate us into thinking his feelings of war, as in ‘Dulce ET Decorum EST’. In ‘Dulce ET Decorum EST’ Owen portrays his anger in many different but important ways. One of the ways he does this is when he writes about the Brutal and vicious imagery of the war which therefore shows his anger. He manages this by using verbs for an outcome which is ‘his hanging face, the devil’s sick of sin’ and also the ‘gargling from the froth corrupted lungs’. This can likewise be compared with the poem ‘Futility’, in which Owen uses many devices to put across his negative opinions about the war. This is then shown when ‘the sloughs of flesh’ and the ‘eyeballs shrink tormented’; those of which include the emotive language and onomatopoeia used to demonstrate Owen’s antagonistic…

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