What Has Been Included?: Dulce Et Decorum Est

What images are presented in the text?

Dulce Et Decorum Est written by Wilfred Owen: The images that we can see through this text are: The way war can be very stressful and tiring. we can see this through the first paragraph where it says”Bent double, like old beggars under sacks.” through this sentence we can see a a simile comparing solders in WW1  to old beggars under sacks from that we can tell that the men are exhausted and walk hunched. This would be caused because of constant walking through mud and not getting enough sleep a normal person should have.

Language Techniques 

  • “As Under a green sea” A simile comparing the poison that got them to a ocean this language feature shows that the solders in this text got bamboozled by a large amount of poison “drowning” them.
  • “He plunges at me guttering, choking, drowning” A listing language technique used to build understanding for the reader on what the scenario is. In this case we see that someone is struggling to survive through this gas and is more detail on what is happening. Each word expanding on what the character is going through.
  • “Gas, GAS! Quick, boys!” This quote is a Imperative language technique giving a command, making the reader of this poem feel something major has happened. In this example we can tell from this that they were caught out of no where with I believe by reading this poem, poison gas. Also for by reading this I think that it was a sergeant making this quote with his commanding way of words.

One Reply to “What Has Been Included?: Dulce Et Decorum Est”

  1. Well done, Daniel. Continue to develop your answers with depth: “Gas, GAS! Quick, boys!” This quote is a Imperative language technique giving a command, making the reader of this poem feel something major has happened. In this example we can tell from this that they were caught out of no where with I believe by reading this poem, poison gas. Also for by reading this I think that it was a sergeant making this quote with his commanding way of words.” This is a good response because you explain (with some detail) the effect on the reader. You could go even further to state why Wilfred Owen may have wanted you to experience these things.

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