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For each of your studied texts, analyse how two methods used by the author affected your opinion of an important issue or idea. Dulce et Decorum Est and Anthem for Doomed Youth by Wilfred Owen are both poems about the devastation of war. Dulce et Decorum Est shows that going to war is not as sweet and honourable as it seems to be through the use of simile and metaphor. Likewise, Anthem for Doomed Youth shows the harsh reality of war faced by many soldiers through the use of personification and simile. Both poems have made us think of war as horrifying and convey the idea that opposes to war. In the poem Dulce et Decorum Est , Wilfred Own has used simile to reinforce the message that there’s nothing honourable about going to war. This clearly tells us that fighting in war is not as sweet as it appears to be. War is simple a painstaking and a horrible experience for the soldiers. The use of simile “Bent double, like old beggars under sacks” portrays the soldiers involved in war as disgusting, dirty, lower class tramps. They are treated without dignity as well as respect when enduring the harsh conditions in war. “Bent double” also conjures up images of exhausted soldiers who do not hold their head in dignity anymore. War has simply made them lose their spirit and energy. They are in pain, tired and sick as shown by the simile “coughing like hags”. The soldiers are no longer proud to be in war. Instead, they are suffering emotionally and are also physically fatigue. We at home tend to think of war as sweet and honourable. However, through the use of
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