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Dulce et Decorum Est

Dulce et Decorum Est


by Wilfred Owen

Dulce et Decorum Est Questions

Bring on the tough stuff - there’s not just one right answer.

  1. Why end the poem with a Latin quote? Why not an English slogan?
  2. How would the poem be different if the last stanza weren't addressed to people at home? How does this stanza change the meaning of the poem?
  3. Do you think that the speaker creates a realistic picture of his own experiences? Why or why not?
  4. How would you characterize the speaker's attitude towards war?

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