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Wilfred Owen's Capacity to Draw in the Writer in His Robe, Dulce et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori and Anthem for Doomed Youth

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"In what ways will the poet draw you into the world of poetry? Thorough reference to 2 poems" To draw in the poet's universe, the poet must draw relationships between these, for example, reader, which makes them sense exactly what the poet feels, believing what the poet believes. Wilfred Owen does this very creatively and very effectively, in both of his own writings, Dulce et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori and Anthem of Doomed Youth, who's seen as an idol to many people now, as a great war poet, who expresses his thoughts that makes the reader feel engaged in the moment, feeling everything that he does. His writings describe the horror of war, and the impacts of it, which is not beneficial for both sides. He feels sorrow and anger towards the war and its victims, so which makes the reader also feel the same. From the poem Dulce et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori, he shows his feelings of despair, shame and the feeling of sacrifice of human life due to this war, as the consequences don't result in any good for anyone, especially the family members and friends of the victims. The name, when translated to English from Latin, means 'It is sweet and honourable to die for one's country', being really ironic, in contrast to what he is writing during the poem, by his awareness of pity and hatred towards war. He starts off using a simile, "like old beggars under sacks", which doesn't depict a masculine image, already, ironic to the name, since it's not honourable to die "like old beggars". Throughout the poem, an extremely graphical and comfronting picture can be envisioned at the reader's mind, recounting all of the shocking details of the war, like the gasoline, "gas! Gas! Quick, boys!" Which is also a reminder of the youth and innocence, being placed into a war in which they believed it might be enjoyable. I.. .

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