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17th November 2005
The "Send-Off"- pg 160
In the poem "The Send-Off", Wilfred Owen describes war in a graphical and technical way. Owen, having been a soldier himself, expresses his crude view about war but in this poem especially about the soldiers departure to war. Wilfred Owen used to be a romantic poet very similar to John Keats. However he then changed his main theme of writing into that of war, after having experienced it itself and thus wanting to share the truth about war with the rest of the world. Rupert Brooke was another poet who wrote about war too, however he described it as something patriotic, glorious and heroic unlike Owen who describes it as something crude and aimless. Open himself, who had participated in war, died seven days before the actual war was ended (1893-1918). In fact, when he wrote about war, he explained what a useless waste of life it is, a pointless battle with a great loss. Throughout this poem he explains what is going on around these soldiers, what the people around them are seeing and what these soldiers are experiencing.
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