Wilfred Owen's 'Dulce Et Decorum Est'

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Astha Sahoo
Tone used to express a thematic message In the poem “Dulce Et Decorum Est”, the author, Wilfred Owen exposes his bitter life while concurrently illustrating the arduous life of a soldier in general. Owen utilizes various unpalatable tones such as fatigue, strain, and bitter to help elucidate his message that does not support the public opinion: “Dulce Et Decorum Est”(27). Instead, he expresses his own dissatisfied and monotonous life through applying these tones in his poem. The first stanza clearly expresses the author’s fatigued tone. Describing the state of the British army, Owen says: “ Men marched asleep, Many had lost their boots/But limped on, blood-shod. All went lame; all blind;/Drunk with fatigue; deaf even
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