Owen's feelings about the war is haunting him and he can't let go of them. The effect of war on people is not good because of what they go through and what they see.
12. Owen is saying that he can't help them when they're dying, there and his nightmares. The drowning man is turning to him for help but he can't help him.
20. "And flound'ring like a man in fire."
The word flound'ring adds depth and feeling to the phrase.
14. Identify the language technique used in line 16. How does it make the description of the dying man more realistic?
It makes you feel uneasy and kind of sorry and bad about it by the way the writer writes it and it makes you almost see what's happening in your head. It emphasises it by making you read it word by word.
19. Consider the poem as a whole. Explain how well you feel Owen has described the reality of war.
I think he's written it really well and it makes you actually think about it and almost visualise the writing.
7. Explain how the pace of the poem changes at the start of stanza two. How and why does the poem change the pace?
The poem goes from slow and tired to quick & alert. The first stanza is slow, setting the scene, but when we start the second stamza, the writing is more worrying and quick, almost awakening the reader.
9. Explain what is being descirbed in line 10 to 14. How does the poet use language in line 11 & 12 to convey the way in which solider is moving? Find a quote to back up your answer.
In line 10 to 14, author is describing the rush of escaping the gas, and the gasses affect/properties. In line 11 & 12, the author describes the soilder as clumsy almost, as if just woken up, which appears true -> "and flound'ring like a man in fire or lime"
The poet uses the adjective clumsy. 'Fitting the clumsy helmets just in time'. The word clumsy tells us that they are in a rush and the helmets were being fiddled with because they are clumsy and hard to put on when you are in war.
Q6=What does the poet describe in the closing stanza one?
=The Poet describes that the soldiers are now used to sounds like bombs dropping in a distance.
18. What is the poets message in the poem and how is it emphasised in the closing lines (25-29) of the poem?
The message exemplifies that war is all a big lie. Everyone made a big deal about war saying how important and how vital it is to participate. No one told the truth about what the soldiers would have to face. Therefore, the poem and the closing lines explain how everything the soldiers and the others were told about war, was all a lie.
2. Explain the meaning of the title of the poem. What ,at first, does it suggest about the mood and subject of the poem? It means 'it is sweet and honourable.' At first it seems like a happy poem. That doesn't have anything entirely bad in it. But then it turns out entirely different.
3. The two symbols are "like a beggar under sacks" and "coughing like hags". They tell us the soldiers are tired and worn it also show how hard they are working.
4. Sad, upsetting, depressing, gloomy and dark. Which is entirely different to the stat of the poem.
16. They treat him poorly by flinging him into the wagon wuthout any thought as if they didn't care about him and just wanted to get rid of him.
Look at lines 13 to 14. How does Owen help us imagine his view of the event he is describing?
He started the sentence by describing the surroundings then ended the sentence by writing 'I saw him drowning' which gives the effect that he is adding a character into the surroundings.
Choose a phrase from lines 17 to 23 that describes the dying soldier in a particularly shocking or realistic way.
A phrase that describes the dying soldier in a particularly shocking or realistic way could be: He plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning.
Its an effective description because it is describing how the soldier was feeling after being injured. The soldier was trapped and there was no way out.