"Dulce et Decorum est" Wildred Owen
"Dulce et Decorum est"
The title, in Latin from Horace's Odes, means that it is sweet and decorous (proper/fitting) to die for one's country, is ironic in the context of the theme of the poem.
To say this is satirical in a sense as Owen's expression is mocking the high moralistic standards of soldiers dying at war. <Tab/>
The poem recounts the vile experience of gas suffered by soldiers in action during the Great War. This poem confronts the society of the day with the realities of warfare by stripping away the idealistic representation of heroism and nobility which dominate…
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