Dulce et Decorum Est
Through vivid imagery and compelling metaphors “Dulce et Decorum Est” gives the reader the exact feeling the author wanted. The poem is an anti-war poem by Wilfred Owen and makes great use of these devices. This poem is very effective because of its excellent manipulation of the mechanical and emotional parts of poetry. Owen's use of exact diction and vivid figurative language emphasizes his point, showing that war is terrible and
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war seem absolutely horrid and revolting, just as the author wanted it to.
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