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"Dulce et Decorum Est" by Wilfred Owen


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Dulce et Decorum Est

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BY WILFRED OWEN

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Bent double, like old beggars under sacks,
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Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge,
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Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs,
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And towards our distant rest began to trudge.
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Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots,
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But limped on, blood-shod. All went lame; all blind;
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Drunk with fatigue; deaf even to the hoots
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Of gas-shells dropping softly behind.
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Gas! GAS! Quick, boys!—An ecstasy of fumbling
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Fitting the clumsy helmets just in time,
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But someone still was yelling out and stumbling
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And flound’ring like a man in fire or lime.—
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Dim through the misty panes and thick green light,
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As under a green sea, I saw him drowning.
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In all my dreams before my helpless sight,
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He plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning.
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Lines 15 and 16 of the poem comprise stanza three of the poem.

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If in some smothering dreams, you too could pace
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Behind the wagon that we flung him in,
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And watch the white eyes writhing in his face,
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His hanging face, like a devil’s sick of sin;
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If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood
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Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs,
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Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud
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Of vile, incurable sores on innocent tongues,—
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My friend, you would not tell with such high zest
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To children ardent for some desperate glory,
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The old Lie: Dulce et decorum est
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Pro patria mori.
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Notes:

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Latin phrase is from the Roman poet Horace: “It is sweet and fitting to die for one’s country.”

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This line is the end of stanza one of the poem.

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