Dulce et Decorum Est : How does the poet use imagery and versification to get his point across?
Dulce et Decorum Est is a depiction of an event in a day in the life of a solider, presenting the harsh reality of war. The poet, Wilfred Owen, is dismissing "the old Lie", war propaganda, that it is sweet and noble to die for your country by showing the cruel actuality of life in the trenches, with the aim to change the way society thinks about conflict.
In the first verse, Wilfred Owen uses punctuation to slow down the pace of the poem, imitating the speed at which the soldiers are marching. He places a comma at the end of each phrase to force the poem to be read as if weary, and as the…
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