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Dulce et decorum est

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Dulce et decorum est

  1. 1. Dulce Et Decorum Est Valentina Re, Abril Teran Frias, Trinidad Porretti and Lucia Caviglione
  2. 2. Author ❏ Birth: 18 March, 1893, in Oswestry. ❏ Death: 4 November, 1918, 1 week before Armistice was signed. ❏ October 1815: He had already enlisted, and was at first in the Artists’ Rifles. ❏ In 1917 he went to a series of hospitals because of severe headaches. ❏ In Edinburgh´s hospital he meet Siegfried Sassoon. ❏ Between August 1917 and September 1918 he wrote most of his poems.
  3. 3. Context ❏ World War 1 ❏ Involved multiple countries ❏ 37 million people died ❏ Children left their families, under the idea of patriotism ❏ Lethal gasses used ❏ A literary movement was born → war poetry ❏ Wrote according to personal experience ❏ In soldiers he found support and human relations
  4. 4. Bent double, like old beggars under sacks, Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge, Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs, And towards our distant rest began to trudge. Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots, But limped on, blood-shod. All went lame; all blind; Drunk with fatigue; deaf even to the hoots Of gas-shells dropping softly behind. Gas! GAS! Quick, boys!—An ecstasy of fumbling Fitting the clumsy helmets just in time, But someone still was yelling out and stumbling And flound’ring like a man in fire or lime.— Dim through the misty panes and thick green light, As under a green sea, I saw him drowning. In all my dreams before my helpless sight, He plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning. If in some smothering dreams, you too could pace Behind the wagon that we flung him in, And watch the white eyes writhing in his face, His hanging face, like a devil’s sick of sin; If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs, Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud Of vile, incurable sores on innocent tongues,— My friend, you would not tell with such high zest To children ardent for some desperate glory, The old Lie: Dulce et decorum est Pro patria mori.
  5. 5. Title ❏ Modeled and based on a poem by the Roman poet Horace entitled "Dulce et Decorum est Pro Patria Mori," ❏ Reflects a strong hatred towards war and the patriotism to die to defend your country. ❏ Children should play and have fun ❏ Criticizes the lack of understanding from society and the church.
  6. 6. Important Quotations ❏ “Bent double, like old beggars under sacks,/ Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge” ❏ “Men marched asleep” ❏ “My friend, you would not tell with such high zest/ The old lie: Dulce et decorum est/ Pro patria mori” Literary Devices ❏ Simile: “As under a green sea, I saw him drowning” “His hanging face, like a devil’s sick of sin” ❏ Metaphor: “Drunk with fatigue” ❏ Alliteration “Watch the white eyes writhing in his face” ❏ Imagery “Old beggars under sacks” “choking, drowning” "the blood came gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs"
  7. 7. Themes ❏ Horrors of war ❏ Death ❏ War trauma ❏ Brotherhood ❏ Angry ❏ Critical ❏ Melancholic ❏ Disappointed ❏ Pity Tone
  8. 8. Connection with Real Life ❏ Owen´s own experience as a soldier ❏ Present → e.g. Syria ❏ Involve the same, and also more developed weapons that in WW1 ❏ Share the themes, traumas and feelings explored in the poem Syria 2019 World War 1, 1914 - 1918
  9. 9. Message ❏ Criticism to the idea that its noble and honorable to die for your country ❏ War is not a heroic deed ❏ Men fight for their countries ambition ❏ Ruination of society and values.
  10. 10. Perception/Personal Opinion ❏ Shows an insight of the atrocities of war ❏ Value of friendship ❏ The situation is vividly portrayed → Imagery

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