Using supporting evidence and specific examples, examine Wilfred Owen’s “Dulce Et Decorum Est” by focusing on ONE major theme or idea. For example, you might choose ONE of the following: i. Loss of innocence, ii. Homophobia in the military, iii. Trauma and its aftereffects, iv. Physical and psychological effects of war; v. Soldiers: Victims or Perpetrators? vi. The symbolism of horses

For this assignment, students will write a literary analysis essay that follows the formal conventions of an academic essay (including a unique title, introductory paragraph with a thesis statement, 3-4 body paragraphs that include quotations from the text(s) and some research from a secondary source, concluding paragraph, and Works Cited page in MLA style). A minimum of 1 secondary research source should be included. A secondary source includes any information found from a reputable website, dictionaries or encyclopedias, journal articles or library resources. Please include both an in-text citation in the essay (Ex. Oxford Dictionary) and a reference for the source in your Works Cited. 

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