Dulce Et Decorum Est Essay
Sassoon who was sent there to silence him, but encouraged and helped Owen to not only write his poems, but ultimately ensured that his work was published. This was a time when the battles he experienced were still fresh in his mind and the truth about war was not cloud- ed by further life experiences. This is a particularly potent, powerful and hard-hitting piece of poetry. The poet describes the harsh and inhuman conditions of war which is in stark contrast to the propaganda which was published by the military hierarchy and the …show more content…
‘ But someone still was yelling out and stumbling
And flound’ring like a man in fire or lime...
Dim, through the misty panes and thick green light,
As under a green sea, I saw him drowning.’
The above quartet qualifies the panic to get the gas mask on. Floundering like a man on fire would describe the actions of a man feeling the burning effects of the gas, like a fish on dry land, there is no escape now. He goes talk about the gas itself, he used the word green twice on two lines and words like ‘dim, misty’ and ‘thick’ showing