Grade 11 – “Dulce et Decorum Est” By Wilfred Owen /53
Using the website provided to you on the bottom of this sheet answer the following questions IN YOUR OWN WORDS. Pay close attention to the marks allotted for each questions – four marks means four points. Complete the tasks in order so that you can make the most sense of the poem.
1. Who is Wilfred Owen? /4
2. What does Dulce et Decorum Est mean? /2
3. Complete the title prediction portion of your analysis.
4. Read the poem twice and complete the paraphrase version of your analysis on your second reading. Use extra paper if necessary. /5
5. What is particularly shocking about Owen’s depiction of war? /2
6. Owen’s poetry and the events during WW1, resulted in the disillusionment with what two ‘ages’ followed WW1? /2
7. List three ‘ideals’ about war and patriotism put forth by the ‘ages’ listed in question six. /3
8. Complete the poetic devices chart. Be sure to explain the effect of the poetic device on the poem and how it impacts you as a reader. /20
9. In your opinion, which images portrayed in the poem are most vivid? /3 (Remember vivid imagery should appeal to the five senses)
10. Using a google search try and find some WWI recruitment posters. Explain/describe how the images of the soldiers in this poem different from the images that appear in recruiting posters? /4
11. Complete the Form, Mood, Tone and Shift portion of your analysis. /3
12. Why do you think that Owen used the pronoun ‘you’ in the final stanza of the poem? /1
13. Complete the interpretation and theme portion of your analysis. /5