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This resource includes the annotated text of Wilfred Owen's famous "Dulce Et Decorum Est" poem. Using the comment feature in Microsoft Word, this resource includes critical commentary and analysis of the figurative and connotative meanings, figurative language, tone, allusions, themes aligned with the RL1, RL2, RL4, RL6 standards from the Common Core State Standards. In addition to the identified figurative language, rhetorical devices, etc., the file includes standard alignment for each comment and marginal notes that explain the significance of each identified element. This resource will help teachers to guide students’ close reading of the text and help them to become more critical readers of poetry. The provided commentary includes Common Core State Standard references so that you will be able to help students to see how the guided statements and commentary align with specific reading literary standards. The zipped folder also includes a blank copy of the poem to help you teach your students to annotate poetry.