Why Don T Justify The Title Of Dulce

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A key part of “Dulce” is its title, it is sweet and fitting to die. “Why?” readers may be wondering; why choose a title that doesn’t justify the moral of the poem? This title acts as a bystander during war, someone who is not actually experiencing what it is like to be in battle. For example, toward the end of the story Owen wrote, “You would not tell with such high zest the old lie; Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.¨ Wilfred Owen unveils how terrible war is by writing “the old lie.” During this point in the poem the author is saying that his title is a lie; it is not sweet and fitting to die for one's country. To broaden that idea think about this, men are the bystanders when it comes to how women should dress and what they should look
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