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This poem. I love it. "Dulce Et Decorum Est" ('it is sweet and right'), 1917, by Wilfred Owen (1893-1918) ─ The poem is meant as a condemnation of war. In November 1918 Owen was killed in action at the age of twenty-five, one week before the Armistice.

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Dulce et Decorum Est Bent double, like old beggars under sacks, Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge,...

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Wilfred Owen’s Dulce et Decorum Est word cloud

This word cloud in the shape of Wilfred Owen's image is made up of the words from Dulce est Decorum Est. Suitable for History lessons on the First World War as well as English lessons on War Poetry...

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During World War 1, mustard gas was a new type of chemical warfare introduced to battle. In the poem Dulce Et Decorum Est, it talks about the people who are being gassed. The poem describes these men as "bent over like old beggars" and "an ecstasy of fumbling" as soldiers tried desperately to put their gas masks on. This image is a graphic representation of the poem showing a soldier gasping for his last breath of air. (J)

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Wilfred Owen Dulce et Decorum Est manuscript page [ 'This item is from The First World War Poetry Digital Archive, University of Oxford (www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit); © [Copyright notice]'.]

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