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cathy-lipgloss | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 11, 2009 at 12:10 PM via web

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How has the poet used language to achieve a moving effect?  

How has the poet used language to achieve a moving effect?

 

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robertwilliam | College Teacher | (Level 2) Senior Educator

Posted February 11, 2009 at 1:24 PM (Answer #2)

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In which poem, Cathy? Let us know, and we can help.

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RW

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amy-lepore | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted February 12, 2009 at 8:28 AM (Answer #3)

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Wilfred Owen is one of my favorite poets...it is a shame that he died only a few days before the end of the war which inspired so many of his poems.

"Dulce et Decorum est" is my favorite.  With this one, he used startlingly graphic imagery and sound devices (repetition of hard consonant sounds to evoke anger and also urgency,etc. ) to make the reader really see the dying man in the cart before him.  The strong verbs and language he used "froth-corrupted lungs" and "writhing eyes" are enough to give us the full picture--war is anything but pleasant, noble, and glorified.

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cathy-lipgloss | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 14, 2009 at 6:47 AM (Answer #4)

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Wilfred Owen is one of my favorite poets...it is a shame that he died only a few days before the end of the war which inspired so many of his poems.

"Dulce et Decorum est" is my favorite.  With this one, he used startlingly graphic imagery and sound devices (repetition of hard consonant sounds to evoke anger and also urgency,etc. ) to make the reader really see the dying man in the cart before him.  The strong verbs and language he used "froth-corrupted lungs" and "writhing eyes" are enough to give us the full picture--war is anything but pleasant, noble, and glorified.

Thankyou so much for your help!

Catherine

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cathy-lipgloss | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 14, 2009 at 6:47 AM (Answer #5)

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In which poem, Cathy? Let us know, and we can help.

Best wishes,

RW

"Dulce et Decorum est"

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zahraamousawe | Student, Undergraduate | eNoter

Posted March 10, 2010 at 2:22 AM (Answer #6)

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Wilfred Owen is one of the greatest poets I ever come to know. in "Dulce Et Decorum Est", the wonderous thing is the way he used the body of a rhymed poem to convey such a chaotic situation. It is strange enough to be able to visualize and imagine such an atrocious scene in such a vividness as this, with a very strong-built poem.

This poet is brilliant and I can not stop reading the poem .Each time I read it renders me the same strong feeling.

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