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How do the words near and emotional Help me understand the poem's theme of Dulce et Decorum est?

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The theme of Dulce et Decorum est is that of the horrors of war. The words 'emotional and near' set the tone for the reality and horror of experiencing war up close and personally (as the author did). The reality of war is emotional, hits close to home, and is felt on a deeply emotional level.