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What is the setting of "Dulce et Decorum Est"? indoors or out, city or...

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tinagunderson34 | Student, College Freshman | (Level 1) Honors

Posted March 28, 2008 at 7:44 PM via web

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What is the setting of "Dulce et Decorum Est"?

indoors or out, city or country, land or sea, region, nation, hemisphere

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linda-allen | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted March 29, 2008 at 12:46 AM (Answer #1)

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The setting is a battlefield during World War I. This war was fought between 1914 and 1918 all over Europe, so the battle that Owen describes could have taken place in France, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, or other European countries. The no-man's-land mentioned in the poem is the area between the two armies, where it was almost certain that a soldier would be wounded or killed.

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