Dulce Et Decorum Est By Wilfred Owen Analysis

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“Dulce Et Decorum”
Lying can be one of the worst things possibly done to another person. “Dulce et Decorum Est” by Wilfred Owen was written in first person to help regular civilians understand how gory and terrorizing war really is instead of being such a positive, heroic thing. It is not always a true statement with saying “Dulce et Decorum Est Pro patria mori” to a post traumatic World War Vietnam, which means “it is sweet and honorable to die for one’s country” Dictionary.com. Proved by Wilfred Owen, who fought in the war himself, made this poem in reply to a women who was writing poems to make men want to fight in the war to become more attractive. Owen’s poem shows the war for what is really is in the soldier’s eyes. Mostly metaphors
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(723). Not being applicable to these soldiers this saying means they cannot walk normally because of injuries or ware, they are lame. Drunk is a large exaggeration to what these soldiers really were, “drunk with fatigue” means they lost control of their bodies along this battle (723). Unable to see at all would be being blind, marching with their eyes shut to not see what they do not have to is them being blind. Finally, “deaf to the hoots” says they did not hear the sounds around them because they did not want to. Bombs dropping, guns firing with screaming of fellow warriors. Again, “As under a green sea, I saw him drowning” meaning he is watching another man drown in an abundance of green gas. Not an actual sea with water, it is such a big spread of gas that it is inevitable to escape and he was drowning in it. Someone who did not put their mask on in enough time, being effected by the dominating gas is “guttering, choking,” he is now “drowning.” (723). The strongest metaphor within this poem is by saying “Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud - of vile, incurable sores on innocent tongues.” Cancer is a very painful disease that has caused unimaginable suffering as his comrade, who did not mask himself in time, dealt with while choking on his own …show more content…
Wishing she knew, what it is was like to see what he has seen, his point of view, and how horrific it really is. Ending by saying, “The old Lie: Dulce et decorum est Pro patria mori.” Coming from a soldier who he himself saw what the war really beheld was high and truthful. Most in the war would not say it is such a happy and respectful action to take that would be found attractive. Not a lot of women find a wheel chair or a missing arm as an attraction. There are so many possible injuries and mostly deaths found from war. It is not such a grateful task in life to

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