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The seductive voice of argument – which is already a voice within the poem – invites conceptual scrutiny but repels formal analysis; it displaces the concerns of "poetry" in order to work its poetry undetected. I will be reading critically several critical discussions, but always in the belief that the criticism's concerns are not projected onto the poem from without, but express the critical voices within the poem. The seduction of reading the Four Quartets as a systema... ... middle of paper ... ...loise Knapp. T.S. Eliot's Negative Way.
As you can see, Owen has used figurative language so effectively that the reader gets drawn into the poem. The images drawn in this poem are so graphic that it could make readers feel sick. For example, in these lines: "If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood/ Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs/ Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud,"(21-23) shows us that so many men were brutally killed during this war. Also, when the gas bomb was dropped, "[s]omeone still yelling out and stumbling/ [a]nd flound'ring like a man in fire or lime.../ [h]e plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning. "(11-12,16) These compelling lines indicate that men drowned helplessly in the toxic gasses.
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Much of Wilfred Owen’s poetry in the collection World War One British Poets is of a morbid nature, emphasizing the terrible reality of war, the death, the destruction, the ruined lives that are its aftermath. The poem Apologia Pro Poemate Meo represents a unique expression of the fundamental paradox of man’s experience of warfare. This essay will address the dichotomy of the awful and glorious aspects of war in the poems of Wilfred Owen. There is a stark contrast between Apologia Pro Poemate Meo and the other poems Owen wrote about The Great War. Owen does not shy away from the terrible nature of battle in this poem when he refers to “the sorrowful dark of hell,/ Whose world is but the trembling of a flare/ And heaven but as the highway for
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