Figurative Language In Dulce Et Decorum Est

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During World War One, many people thought that it was a great and beautiful thing to die for your country. Wilfred Owen, a soldier during the war, had other thoughts about the subject. He wrote the poem “Dulce et Decorum est” and shared his feelings about how it truly is to die in war. Owen writes down his thoughts through the use of diction, imagery, and figurative language. Owen uses strong diction to take a stab at those who encouraged young men to go die, and to convey the truth about war to normal people who don’t understand what war is. He talks about how the young men in war are innocent and lets you know he is talking directly to Pope instead of a random reader when he says “my friend”. Owen then calls the Latin saying of Dulce et
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