Tone Of Dulce Et Decorum Est

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In this day and age war is a terrible act and is quite gruesome and not favored by anyone. War is not something that people are begging to get into, not is it something parents are begging their children to do. During the time of the First World War, many people that were living in the United Sates were led to believe that if you sent your children to die in the war, you were considered to be a great person that deserved much praise and dignity. The citizens that were never in the war had no idea what it was really like and did not understand that war was terrible and is not loving whatsoever. War was a terrible act of violence, which it still is today, and was not at all something someone should think of as romantic. In the poem, “Dulce et Decorum Est”, the author, Wilfred Owen tell about the truths of war and what it is really like. Owen uses high levels of diction, imagery and figurative language in order to convey the tone of the story.…show more content…
Words like, “choking, drowning, obscene as cancer, forth-corrupted lungs, and incurable sores”, are all dark meaning words that show the reader what terrible events happened during the time of the war. “In all my dreams, before my helpless sight, He plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning.” As you can see the soldiers went through horrific events that were deadly or life altering at the least. This shows the audience what people went through and validates that war is not at all what citizens believed it to be. The problems such as mustard gas were a major event that occurred and was a terrible way for young men to die. The harsh words that Owen uses shows the audience how bad the events the soldiers went through were and the realities of these
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