Dulce Et Decorum Est Irony Essay

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Being in a military town, the patriotism is profound in this area. Most military men and women, have a poetic love for our Country. While, most soldiers are dedicated to their role of serving our country they still fear the various situations they can be put in. Wilfred Owen's "Dulce et Decorum Est,"" is a poem written in 1920 at the end of World War I. The title means "It is sweet and fitting to die for one's country." (Kirszner/Mandell 723) Of course, irony comes to mind hearing the title. I see two points of irony, one being, the poem describes events that occur in war time, the death that occurs. None of which, would be described as sweet thus the irony in the title. There are various uses of euphemism's in the poem. The death described

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