A Wild Image of War

Wilfred Owen utilises poetic techniques to create vivid imagery, expressing the trepidation and squander of war. This is most prominent in the poems ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’ as well as ‘Insensibility’. ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’ disruption of the ode form and violent imagery reveal the inhumane waste and horror of war. ’ Insensibility’ free verse … Read more

Owen’s ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’, ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’ and ‘Mental Cases’ and the Theme of Anger

Wilfred Owen, a war poet, uses a great number of linguistic and structural devices throughout his poems in order to express his anger at the war. In this essay I will focus on three of his works: ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’, ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’ and ‘Mental Cases’ to analyse and compare the effects and … Read more

Wilfred Owen’s ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’ against Romanticized Depiction of War

In Dulce et Decorum Est, Wilfred Owen uses a variety of literary devices to highlight the monstrous disjuncture between the gruesome reality of the battlefield and the romanticised image of war that circulated through poetry, newspapers, and magazines at the start of the World War I. Owen’s manipulation of traditional rhyming forms and metre, combined … Read more

The Dehumanization In The Poems "Anthem For Doomed Youth","Dulce Et Decorum Est" By Wilfred Owen, "Attack" By Siegfried Sassoon & "Reservist" By Boey Kim Cheng.

Introduction My report explores the horrors of war across a range of war poems by examining the dehumanisation of the young soldiers in World War I and how war affects their families and society. The poems I chose to use were Anthem for Doomed Youth, by Wilfred Owen, Dulce et Decorum Est, also by Wilfred … Read more

Literary Analysis of the Poem Strange Meeting

Wilfred Owen’s “Strange Meeting” explores an extraordinary meeting between two enemy combatants in the midst of battle. Owen forgoes the familiar poetics of glory and honor associated with war and, instead, constructs a balance of graphic reality with compassion for the entrenched soldier. In fact, the poetic appeal of the text comes from pity and … Read more

The poems Disabled by Wilfred Owen

The poems Disabled by Wilfred Owen and ‘Out, out by Robert Frost were written 1917 and 1916. the poems were both written with the theme of loss and adolescent mistakes prominently featured throughout this piece of poetry. Wilfred Owen was an English poet, well known for writing poetry to recover, and soldier during the First … Read more

The Development of Ideas in Wild with All Regrets, a Poem by Wilfred Owen

A commentary on the development of ideas in Wild With All Regrets Owen effectively conveys the emotions of a hopeless soldier, through the development and progression of thought in ‘Wild With All Regrets’. He uses various parallel trains of thought simultaneously, such as the past, present and future, magnifying people and then inanimate things, wandering … Read more