Based on the Poem "Dulce et Decorum Est"
The poem is one of the most powerful ways to convey an idea or
opinion. Through vivid imagery and compelling metaphors, the poem
gives the reader the exact feeling the author wanted. The poem "Dulce
et Decorum Est," an anti-war poem by Wilfred Owen, makes great use of
these devices. This poem is very effective because of its excellent
manipulation of the mechanical and emotional parts of
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the last few lines. In
Latin, the phrase "Dulce et decorum est pro partria mori" means: "It
is sweet and becoming to die for one's country." Owen calls this a lie
by using good diction, vivid comparisons, and graphic images to have
the reader feel disgusted at what war is capable of. This poem is
extremely effective as an anti-war poem, making war seem absolutely
horrid and revolting, just as the author wanted it to.