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Is it sweet and fitting to die for your country is war really kind In comparison of two poems Wilfred Owens Dulce et Decorum Est and Stephen Cranes War is Kind both successfully use language to describe how they see war and will help find out if there is an answer to the question above What type of language am I referring to between Dulce et Decorum Est and War is Kind What I mean is that they are both portrayals of how they see the war whether it is negative or positive First lets focus on Wilfred Owens Dulce et Decorum Est The title of this poem threw me for a loop When I read the title Dulce et Decorum Est which when translated means It is sweet and fitting to die for your country I thought it was going to be about a soldier speaking of how honorable it is to die for his country On the contrary it was sad and rather graphic and not so pleasant an account of what the war was like through his eyes If I had to think of one word to describe Wilfred Owens Dulce et Decorum Est it would be that it is very explicit It is straight and to the point Simply because Wilfred doesnt include many implications and this would explain the graphic details in his poem Why butter up the truth he might say this is what happened so be it A good example might be The old Lie Dulce et decorum est It states that they feel that it is not so fitting to die for your country The last difference again it is discussed in Literature and the Writing Process pages 450-452 The authors speak of metaphor and similes The poem Dulce et Decorum Est uses metaphor and similes to get his point across The book uses a good example his hanging face like a devils sick sin The
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