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Dulce Et Decorum Est

Wilfred Owen

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Dulce et Decorum est
The title of this poem is ironic.
There is a sense of doubleness about this poem, from the beginning, with the ironic title.This doubleness can be seen again in the line "an ecstacy of fumbling". The poet combines words of love and death in this line.
The horrors of war are made clear in this poem. Owen does not spare the reader any gory details. The awfulness of the whole experience of a soldier is vividly described.
At the end of the poem, the reader is convinced of the stupidity and ignorance of the phrase "It is sweet and noble to die for ones country".

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