Word Field Exercise: Poem Dulce Et Decorum Est

A list of icons: a book with the letters ENG; a piece of paper with a pencil; an audio symbol; a speech bubble, and some blocks depicting the letters "a, b, c" - the book with the letters ENG and the piece of paper with a pencil are highlighted in blue

In our post on Finding and Identifying Rhetorical devices we have already talked about identifying rhetorical devices that can enhance meaning in a text. Poetry is full of imagery and metaphors and there are many layers to analyse within a poem. In the following, we have created an exercise concerning word fields which might be a helpful first step in order to recreate the meaning or the general idea of a text. You will find the poem as well as a reading of it in another post as well.