Title

Dulce et Decorum est

Authors

Wilfred Owen

Document Type

Website

Subject

Literature Studies

Publication Date

January 2021

Course Date

Fall 2021

Course Number

HU 142

Course Title

Studies in Literature

Abstract

One of the most famous poems to be written in WWI, this poem examines the reality of war. The title is a reference to Roman poet Horace: “It is sweet and fitting to die for one’s country.”

Wilfred Owen died at only 25 in action, making his examination of war, life and death particularly poignant. Poem originally published in Poems in 1921.

Copyright

The poem is believed to be in the Public Domain in the United States. The website is under the copyright of the Poetry Foundation.

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