Wilfred Owen If You Want 10/20

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Wilfred Owen (Essay)
By Catherine Pineda
Wilfred Owen, the famous poet was born in 1893 - 1918.
He was twenty five years old when he was killed in action on the fourth of November, 1918. Owen's poetry was known and admired in Great Britain from the 1920's when his friend Mr. Sassoon first editted his poems. However, some of Owen's poems has not yet been published. Wilfred Owen learned to write poems in his room as he was wearing a pair of gloves and a coat to prepare himself when he is in the trenches later on. During his military career, his poetic techniques was used to express the full pity for the men who died. He also suffered from shell - shock, however, he courageously volunteered to returned to the Front. During Owen's life, his mother was his major influence as she shaped his personality in his childhood days through the use of religious beliefs. Through Owen's past it enabled him to to have a strong compassion, knowledge and experience in Warfare, Christianity and Literature which he was able to express his interests into his poems as techniques in "Dulce et Decorum Est " and "Disabled" . These poems portrays the suffering and pity of the soldiers who went to the war and the effects it had on the soldiers after the war. Dulce et Decorum Est is one of Wilfred's famous poems which describes the atmosphere and the condition of what war demonstrates to the reader. Pity and suffering are the most common themes which are explored throughout his poem. Pity can be described as innocent boys wanting some sort of honour and glory for dying for ones country (Dulce et Decorum Est, Pro patria mori) however, as they are dying through destructive battle grounds filled with gas, mine fields, bullets, corpes, infested diseases and weapons, the old saying "Dulce et Decorum Est, Pro patria mori" has always been a lie and a waste of innocent lives and that these innocent soldiers have been betrayed by their own politics. The use of imagery and slow rhyme in the last...
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