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Homework Help: English

Posted by Mike on Sunday, April 3, 2011 at 7:04am.

I really need your help to rephrase the following lines taken from Owen's "Dulce et decorum est". I included a lot of question marks for the parts to rephrase.

1)In the second stanza the soldiers succeed in putting on thier clumsy helmets.Someone, however, is still crying out for help unable to move easily as if stuck in fire or lime.
2)Through the misty panes of the gas masks and the thick green light the poet saw his friend drowning.
3)The memory of his dying friend returns (before his helpless sight?) in all his dreams. He moves towards him, guttering like a candle which is going to extinguish, choking and drowning.
4)He wonders if the reader himself (?) could imagine to pace behind the wagon in which they threw his dying friend. 5) He wonders if we could see his hanging face, like a devil's sick of sin, if we could hear the blood come gargling from his froth-corrupted lungs (???).
5) In the first stanze they are moving slowly towards their distant rest (?). Many have lost (in the poem the simple past and past perfect are used.) thuer boots.
6)They limped on (?), blod-shod (??). They are lame (?), blind, drunk with fatigue, deaf even to the hoots of tired, oustripped Five-Nines that dropped behind.

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