Eng-100 Dec Exam Essay Outline

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Eng-100 Dec Exam Essay Outline Thesis Statement: The themes of suffering and trauma are portrayed in both the war poems Ode XIII and “Dulce et Decorum Est.” Paragraph One -Typically, readers are able to anticipate the general theme or tone of a poem. However, both poems share ironic titles which mislead the reader that the poems will glorify war. -Ode is generally described as a song of celebration, in recognition of a specific moment in history. Ode XIII contradicts this assumption, with his use of the word “hate” (I HATE that drum’s discordant sound”) - Throughout the poem there is a negative tone, with the use of such adjectives as “burning”, “ruined”, “ravaged”, and “mangled”, which all effectively contribute to the demoralizing feeling the poem brings to the reader. - Similarily, Wilfred Owen uses an ironic title for his poem. The title occurs within the poem during the last two lines, “The old Lie: Dulce et decorum est, Pro patria mori,” taken from Horace’s “Odes”. In English, this Latin term means it is “glorious and honourable to die for
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This note was uploaded on 08/31/2010 for the course ENG ENGLISH-10 taught by Professor J.strickler during the Fall '10 term at St. Francis Xavier, Antigonish.

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