Wilfred Owen

(1893-1918 / Shropshire / England)

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  • Nikita Priyadharshini Jawahar (7/16/2014 8:44:00 PM)

    wonderful poem, yeah I like it

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  • Veronica Vella (4/24/2014 1:35:00 PM)

    Wilfred Owen suffered first hand the horrors of war. In fact he himself also was a victim of shell shock or neurasthenia, a condition provoked by the traumas witnessed on the battlefield. It is therefore quite understandable that his poetry reflect those emotions and those horrors. a very good example of this is Dulce et decorum est, perhaps his most famous poem which provides a lot of graphic detail and gruesome images that however horrible they might be only tell the truth about war unlike what some other poets of the time say Pope said about war. Perhaps because they did not themselves experience those horrors or maybe they just preferred to look at it from a more romantic angle. This however does not leave out the fact that what Owen set out to do through his poetry was bring awareness about the true aspects of war and its consequences. This can be clearly seen in The Dead-beat, Anthem for Doomed Youth and Mental Cases all of which portray the devastation, both mental and physical, provoked by war.

  • Roxane Czechovic (12/6/2012 8:18:00 AM)

    hi Precious ;) ur comment makes u sound sexy

  • Keiran Maye (11/12/2012 5:01:00 AM)

    Excellent poem. Yes i'm 13 granted but yeah, i still like it.

  • Elizabeth Lobo (9/22/2011 3:25:00 AM)

    iam doing it for my anthology and finding it hard to analyse it..... dulce et decorum est was more interesting......need help

  • Sarah Munafo (1/6/2006 7:44:00 AM)

    Unfortunately, this is not a very representative collection of his works. He wrote some excellent, more light-hearted poetry, as well as the very emotive war poems, and to round off your knowledge of this wonderful poet, I would advise going to the bookshop and purchasing an anthology of his work. A couple of decades ago, there was an excellent book entitled 'Up the Line to Death', which concentrated primarily on the war poems of men such as Owen, Sassoon, Graves, Brooke - but also included a fair share of their other work. See if you can find something similar, and enjoy 'Shadwell Stair', for example.

  • Lewis Griffin (7/4/2005 6:07:00 AM)

    Dulce et Decorum Est os a very good poem. I may only be 14 but this poem speaks about the grimness of war unlike some poets who described it to be excellent.

The Chances

I mind as 'ow the night afore that show
Us five got talking, -- we was in the know,
"Over the top to-morrer; boys, we're for it,
First wave we are, first ruddy wave; that's tore it."
"Ah well," says Jimmy, -- an' 'e's seen some scrappin' --
"There ain't more nor five things as can 'appen;
Ye get knocked out; else wounded -- bad or cushy;
Scuppered; or nowt except yer feeling mushy."

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