the following passage from W. Owen's, Dulce et Decorum
GAS! Quick, boys!--An ecstasy of fumbling
Fitting the clumsy helmets just in time,
But someone still was yelling out and stumbling
And flound'ring like a man in fire or lime.--
Dim through the misty panes and thick green light,
As under a green sea, I saw him drowning."
Is this a
reliable account of life on the Western Front?
fought on the Western front, so it's Primary
attacks were used on the Western Front.
were issued with Gas masks.
is often filled with metaphors and similies,
making it more difficult to appraise.
personal experiences may not be representative
of all experiences of life on the Western Front.
purpose of the poem: What is Owen trying to
appraisal of the full poem is available from the
Owen association's website.