Dulce Et Decorum Est Poem Analysis

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English 12 Poetry Assignment Questions By Rajan Manhas
"Dulce et Decorum Est" Questions 1. Because the dying man is communicating for help, not asking the speaker, and it is particularly disturbing because the man is dying in front of the speaker.
2. One example is from the poet's line "His hanging face, like a devil's sick of sin"(Owen 20). Another example is from the poet's line, "And watch the white eyes writhing in his face"(Owen 19). A third example is "To children ardent for some desperate glory"(Owen 26). A fourth example is "Obscene as cancer"(Owen 23).
3. The children have not experienced war first hand. Therefore, the children either have not experienced the tragedies of war or have little value of human life. Because of that, …show more content…

No, because his death does not link to the meaning of the poem.
"What Do I Remember of the Evacuation?" Questions
1. The irony contributes to the poem. It does so by highlighting the different perspective between the child and others in the evacuation. The child's point of view is that today is a sad day because she does not have her dolls, and her parents are acting differently. The adult's point of view was that today was a terrifying day because they have to give up everything they have or perish. Overall, highlighting the different perspective between the child and others in the evacuation is how the irony contributes.
2. The speaker shows that the experiences have a lasting effect on her through her repetition lines, "What do I remember of the evacuation"(Kogawa 4, 18), and through the last line "That I might be white"(Kogawa 39). The repetition lines show that since she is highlighting and emphasizing the importance of the memory of the horrific event through repeating the same question. The last line also shows that the experiences have a lasting effect on her. The last line means that the speaker wants to be treated well by others, not as a problem, like when "Lorraine And her friends spat on us anyways"(Kogawa

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