Wilfred Owens Poetry Analysis

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The deafening sound of shelling and the rattling of gun fire seeing your fellow brother fall before your feet the grim life to live during World War One. Wilfred Owens, another man thrown into a war in the nation’s time of need. Many would clam up and keep to themselves after the war, but not Wilfred. He was a renounced poet, and while he was bunkered down from gunfire or shelling, he found time to write his experiences and the poetry everyone has to come to know. He wrote much of his poetry on the stance of the war and the horrors of being in the middle of it. He has written many plays and poems, many of which were in the trenches bunkering down and in a hospital. His journal full of his work of war was also filled with nature and life itself within the pages of poetry. His poetry, being mostly from the time he was at war, is not the only pieces he had written in his lifetime.…show more content…
Nevertheless Wilfred kept the aspect of nature and humanity in his poetry. Such as the line from his poem Ducle Et Decorum Est “the green seas he is drowning in, burning his skin as if it were fire” (Owens) describing the event through color and the pleasant world. The poems Wilfred produced featured colors and scenes of nature seen in the average reader daily life. In addition to bringing the colors of reality to life in the poems he pairs the theme of discontent awakening the harsh reality of war. The discontent strived from the countless men “ flung on the cart their face hanging like the devil’s sick with sin” (Owens) thrown in a box only to be replaced a day later. Using his experiences with the men put beside him only to be blown away “show the brutality of war” (Graalman) Wilfred’s theme was dying to show. Throughout everything he encounter with the filth of the trenches, the bullets whizzing by, and the constant gas attacks we have experienced it through his
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