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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amy-lepore eNotes educator| Certified Educator

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.

robertwilliam eNotes educator| Certified Educator

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

Best wishes,

RW

zahraamousawe | Student

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.

cathy-lipgloss | Student

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

Best wishes,

RW

"Dulce et Decorum est"

cathy-lipgloss | Student

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