World War I and Owen

Topics: World War I, World War II, Poetry Pages: 5 (1004 words) Published: January 29, 2014
Wilfred Owen
1 ) To this day Owen is thought of as the lead­ing poet of World War I.

2 ) Owen’s poetry was on the hor­rors of WWI, espe­cially trench war­fare and gas warfare.

3 ) Owen’s poetry dates back to 1903 when he was 10 years old.

4 ) The poetry Owen wrote was influ­enced by Keats and Shel­ley. Later on, his friend and fel­low poet Siegfried Sas­soon also had a pro­found effect on Owen’s poetic voice.

5 ) Owen never saw his own worked pub­lished other then two magazines.

6 ) Edmund Blun­den re-introduced Owens to the pub­lic in the 1960s with a renewed inter­est in poetry.

7 ) Only five of his poems have been pub­lished dur­ing Owen’s lifetime.

8 ) Enthu­si­as­tic at the start of the war, Owen changed his opin­ion after being in battle.

9 ) Owen was trau­ma­tized by two events, suf­fer­ing shell-shock. He was blown into the air by a mor­tar and land­ing in the remains of a fel­low offi­cer and was trapped for sev­eral days in a Ger­man dug out.

10) Wil­fred Owen was killed one week before the hos­til­i­ties ended. As his par­ents were lis­ten­ing to the bells of the local church cel­e­brat­ing the armistice, the door bell rang with the news every per­son dreaded. gjdkdej;ohhgljtrkghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh- hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh- hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh- hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh- hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh- hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh- hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh- hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh- hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh- hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh- hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh- hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhWilfred Owen

1 ) To this day Owen is thought of as the lead­ing poet of World War I.

2 ) Owen’s poetry was on the hor­rors of WWI, espe­cially trench war­fare and gas warfare.

3 ) Owen’s poetry dates back to 1903 when he was 10 years old.

4 ) The poetry Owen wrote was influ­enced by Keats and Shel­ley. Later on, his friend and fel­low poet Siegfried Sas­soon also had a pro­found effect on Owen’s poetic voice.

5 ) Owen never saw his own worked pub­lished other then two magazines.

6 ) Edmund Blun­den re-introduced Owens to the pub­lic in the 1960s with a renewed inter­est in poetry.

7 ) Only five of his poems have been pub­lished dur­ing Owen’s lifetime.

8 ) Enthu­si­as­tic at the start of the war, Owen changed his opin­ion after being in battle.

9 ) Owen was trau­ma­tized by two events, suf­fer­ing shell-shock. He was blown into the air by a mor­tar and land­ing in the remains of a fel­low offi­cer and was trapped for sev­eral days in a Ger­man dug out.

10) Wil­fred Owen was killed one week before the hos­til­i­ties ended. As his par­ents were lis­ten­ing to the bells of the local church cel­e­brat­ing the armistice, the door bell rang with the news every per­son dreaded. gjdkdej;ohhgljtrkghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh- hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh- hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh- hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh- hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh- hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh- hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh- hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh- hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh- hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh- hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh- hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhWilfred Owen

1 ) To this day Owen is thought of as the lead­ing poet of World War I.

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