Analysis of Dulce Et Decorum Est

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It is sweet and meet to die for ones country, better known as Dulce et Decorum Est is a great poem written by war poet Wilfred Owen. It involves a tragic war situation. It is easily understood. The poem also has a very unique sound to it. Wilfred Owen was born on March 18th in 1893.He was the eldest of four children born in Oswestry. He was brought up in the Anglican religion at the Evangelical school. An evangelical man is saved not by the good he does but by faith he has in redeeming power of Christ’s sacrifice. He rejected most of his belief by 1913; the influence of his education remains visible in his poems and their themes: Sacrifice biblical language, and his description of hell. In 1913 he moved to Bordeaux, as a teacher of English in the Berlitz School of language: one year later he was a private teacher in a prosperous family in the Pyrenees. He enlisted in the Artists Rifles on the 21st of October 1915 there followed 14 months training in England. He was drafted to France in 1917 the worst war winter. His total war experience will be a short four months, from which only five weeks in the front line. On this is based all his war poetry. In August 1918, after his friend, the other Great War poet, Siegfried Sassoon had been severely injured and sent back to England, Owen returned to France war was still as horrid as before. The butchery war ended on November 11th, 1918 at 11 o clock. Seven days before, Owen had been killed in one of the last vain battles of this war. The situation of Dulce et Decorum est s a tragic situation. The poems speaker is Wilfred Owen. He is a soldier who is sent into the front lines of battle. There is not a particular audience that he is looking for. The occasion is the cold winter war in the trenches. It is men fighting for their country and dying for an honor. The poem takes place on a cold day in 1917. It is outside on
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