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Allusion in Dulce et Decorum Est

Allusion Examples in Dulce et Decorum Est:

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"The old Lie..."   (Text of the Poem)

Owen alludes to a Latin phrase in Odes, a collection of four books of Latin lyric poems written by the Roman poet Horace (65–8 BCE). The phrase, which can be loosely translated as “It is sweet and filling to die for one’s country,” was popular during World War I.

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