This is a powerpoint model poetry analysis I created for students who are studying war poetry. The presentation analyses Wilfred Owen's poem Dulce et decorum est. Owen was a British soldier and poet in the First World War.
On each slide, in the notes section, there is the analysis which can be read aloud and it matches the quotes and imagery on each slide. The presentation runs for 3 to 4 minutes and integrates the key quotes from the poem. Wilfred Owen's poem is freely available on the internet or in his collections.
I have used this oral poetry analysis successfully many times to show students what a poetry seminar or presentation should look like where I've added my own interpretation and integrated key quotes to support my analysis. Click the preview to see the transcript analysis.
As Owen's poetry carries an anti-war sentiment, I've titled the analysis "Inglorious" because according to Owen it is not sweet and fitting to die for one's country as the Latin title of the poem suggests.