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Dulce et Decorum Est and The Last Night both communicate that the bittersweet pity of war in two very different, yet simultaneously similar manners. How those pieces of literature operate will be starkly contrasting, and to some degree, reflects on the character and intention with which they're composed. By way of example, at Dulce et Decorum Est, Owen was also writing to protest against the dreadful conditions to which "children ardent for some desperate glory" were being sent to, and for this, he used exceptionally picture and dramatic imagery to elicit feelings of disgust and repulsion into the reader, which could subsequently bring them to understand and appreciate Owen's view. One unequivocally parallel facet of both of these bits of creative writing is the fact that both of them are condemning warfare, and attempting to cast it as an abomination of human nature, and to this end they triumphed. Owen's Dulce et Decorum Est is extremely upfront about the conditions of war, and utilizes very little subtle speech into his poem, instead preferring to stir up powerful emotions in the reader. He uses two important tools to accomplish this goal: vivid literary devices, and an effective choice of words/language. These combine to create chilling images that create their own niche in your reader's head. To exemplify this, instead of saying only that the young guys fighting the war take on the appearance of older guys, he says "bent double, like old beggars under sacks." Aside from adding more spice into the poem, there are lots of different connotations to the choice of words which Owen chooses to use. He also gives the impression which the proud, valiant, patriotic young soldiers are bent into something that no longer resembles what they once were. He also likens the burden they.