How did Wilfred Owen use language for effect in 'Dulce et Decorum Est'?

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In ”Dulce Et Decorum Est,” Wilfred Owen uses figurative language to create effect.  There are a number of similes in the poem, for example.  The first line says “Bent double, like old beggars under sacks.”  This creates the comparison between an old, bent over beggar and the soldiers, who are bent over from the weight of their packs.  During the gas attack, he compares the man who did not get his helmet on in time to a man “flound’ring like a man in fire or lime.”  After the man is thrown in the wagon, Owen compares his face to a devil’s face “sick of sin.”  Later, he compares the blood coming from the soldier’s lungs to cancer.  “Obscene as cancer, bitter as the...

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