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Dulce Et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen

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on 20 February 2013

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Transcript of Dulce Et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen

Rhyme Scheme: Similes, metaphors, or allusions? Alliteration, Assonance, or Cacophony? Literal Action Described:: There is nothing glorious about the war. Similes: Like old beggars under sacks (first stanza)
Like a man in fire or lime (second stanza)
Like a devil's sick of sin (fourth stanza).

Metaphors: None.

Allusions: In the title. It's an allusion to Horace, a Roman poet. Means "Sweet and proper. Alliteration: Knocked- kneed (first stanza)
Men marched (first stanza)
Someone still (second stanza).

Assonance: Fire or lime (second stanza)
Out stumbling (Second stanza)

Cacophony: Sacks, hags, drunk, deaf, disappointed. (first stanza)
Guttering, choking, drowning. (third stanza) Intended Audience: Speaker: Dulce Et Decorum Est By: Wilfred Owen
1917 Jessie Pope (poet) Images used: An actual soldier Theme: Important Lines: Language: First stanza: A B A B C D C D

Second stanza: E F E F G H G H

Third Stanza: I J I J K L K L M N M N M Men dying everywhere in the war Coughing, bleeding, choking, and drowning. Most Important Line: "But limped on, blood- shod, all went lame; all blind" Soldiers are forced to go on like horses.
"to children ardent for some desperate glory" You are corrupting the youth. Harsh "The old lie: Dulce et decorum est, Pro patrria mori" How sweet and proper it is to die for one's country. (sarcasm)
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