Personal Response and analyzation to the poem Dulce et Decorum est by Owen. It identifies literary and rhetorical devices used.
Dulce et Decorum est: it is a sweet and honorable thing. The title of the poem first suggested to me a poem of brave glory and the glamour of war; however, as I began to read, the words frightened me. Every piece of literary work I have read about WW1 can not match the ferocity of Owen's words. The first paragraph drew me in and I can literally feel the suffering of the soldiers.
Line one of paragraph two uses an interesting word choice "An ecstasy of fumbling" it's as if Owen was in such a state he saw his surroundings in slow motion. He describes one man, "As under a green sea, I saw…
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