Examples Of Figurative Language In Dulce Et Decorum Est

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Many people die in war. Sometimes a death is a horrific experience for everyone involved, other times it is twisted into a beautiful sacrifice. In the poem, “Dulce et Decorum Est” by Wilfred Owen, the cruel truths of war are revealed. Through the use of diction, imagery, and figurative language, Owen conveys a disgusted and angry tone that describes his attitude about dying for one’s country. To create an attitude of disapproval towards dying for one’s country, Owen used elevated diction. He begins the poem by portraying a picture of exhausted soldiers. He uses descriptive phrases such as “blood-shod” and “drunk with fatigue”. This elevated diction draws in the reader’s attention and causes them to feel sympathy for the soldiers who are risking

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