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The Foreign Plan

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you as the reader.

All went lame; all blind; Drunk with fatigue; deaf even to the hoots:

This metaphor gives the reader the impression of how traumatic the experience is. As it is so inhumane that the men are becoming less human, losing their senses.

And flound’ring like a man in fire or lime

The urgency, fear, and frantic actions is what I pictures after reading this simile, for it portrays an idea as to what the energy was in the area.

3) Read footnote 1 again, where the title of the poem is explained. Do you think

the poem’s title is ironic or sarcastic? Explain using evidence.

I believe that the full statement Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori : it is sweet and right to die for your country, is sarcastic. For Owen’s poem revolves around the tragedies of the war, pride and honor is not mentioned till the very end, after describing the gruesome events of the war. Also, the writer directly calls it a lie, “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.” Which means; he is referring to his fellow soldiers when he says, you would not tell of your experiences with such enthusiasm, nor would you be keen to tell such things to children for fake glory. But you will tell the old lie, it was a wonderful and great honor to fight for your country. This definitely appoints to the saying being sarcastic.

4) Look at the picture in the top left-hand corner of the web-page. It shows a hand-

to-hand scuffle in a WWI battle. If you were to bring this picture to life with

movement and dialogue, what would happen next? List three


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