Dulce et Decorum Est | Wilfred Owen

 

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  • First have the student read the poem quietly to themselves.
  • Secondly, read it together. Recite it yourself and pause for extra emphasis.
  • Have students refrain from asking questions on unknown vocab. We'll deal with that later on. First, the feel of the poem is important, next we'll deal with new words.
  • Now have them watch the video, which has graphic images indeed. Warn them beforehand!
  • After viewing the video talk about 'The Great War' and explain what it meant for English people as opposed to our WW2.
  • Focus on the introduction of use of gas as a means of weaponry.
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