Irony In Wilfred Owen's Writers Truth About War

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Writers Truth About War Writers and poets use many different techniques to draw a reader 's attention to their story. Of these various methods, there are three that seem to attract the largest variety of readers to the authors’ work. Imagery is visually descriptive, irony is using two things to describe something and they are complete opposites, and structure is the arrangement of a literary piece. Imagery, irony, and structure have been utilized for what seems like eternity to draw each readers attention. Of these three, imagery is used more to elaborate what is happening in that particular piece of literature. Writers use imagery to protest war and show that war is gory and truly terrible. For instance, when Wilfred Owen wrote “Dulce et Decorum Est”, …show more content…

For example, in the passage The Yellow Birds by Keith Powers, he uses irony when he says “cowardice got you into this mess when you wanted to be a man” (Powers). This is ironic because many people think that someone would be brave for going into war, not cowardice. But they were being a coward for running away and going into war thinking that would make them a man. In the poem “Dulce et Decorum Est” by Wilfred Owen, he uses irony to protest war when he says “Dulce et decorum est / Pro patria mori” (27-28). This means that it is sweet and right to die for your country. The irony in this is that it is not sweet and right to die for your country. Throughout the whole poem the writer explains how going into war is no pleasant adventure, it is the complete opposite. And by using this old saying adults would tell children as they were growing up, he shows how it was truly not sweet and right to die for your country. When writers use irony to protest war they show the readers the importance of what they are saying. Doing this helps express how war actually is in reality. Furthermore, another way writers choose to protest war is with

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