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WILFRED OWEN - DULCE ET DECORUM EST, Text of poem and notes

WILFRED OWEN - DULCE ET DECORUM EST, Text of poem and notes
WILFRED OWEN Dulce et Decorum Est Best known poem of the First World War (with notes) Bent double, like old beggars under sacks, Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge, Till on the haunting flares(2) we turned our backs And towards our distant rest(3) began to trudge. Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots But limped on, blood-shod. All went lame; all blind; Drunk with fatigue; deaf even to the hoots(4) Of tired, outstripped(5) Five-Nines(6) that dropped behind. Wilfred Owen Thought to have been written between 8 October 1917 and March, 1918 Notes on Dulce et Decorum Est 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. ardent - keen 15. These notes are taken from the book, Out in the Dark, Poetry of the First World War, where other war poems that need special explanations are similarly annotated. Pronunciation The pronunciation of Dulce is DULKAY. Videos of readings of Dulce et Decorum Est - Click to see. To top of page Copyright Links Back to Main Index

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