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Wilfred Owen

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Introduction

Wilfred Owen was a poet during the 1st world war, he wrote many poems and all the poems have the same kind of meaning. They all state the physical and mental suffering of war. All the poems say that war is terrifying and is not an honour to die for your country. The way people lost their lives was horrific. The poems that I have chose to write about are "Dulce et Decorum est", this means it is an honour to die for your country. When you read the poem and go through it you get the impression it is not on honour to die for your country. ...read more.

Middle

The other poem I chose was the, "send off", I chose this because it has the same kind of meaning as the first poem. The main purpose of writing this poem was to suggest that no one cares about their family going off to war. The line "to the sliding shed" suggests that no one knew that people were going off to war, and that the government were trying to keep the war a secret. A sliding shed means a little train station down an alleyway. And no one knew that it was there. In the poem the word "wreath", this word symbolises death. ...read more.

Conclusion

It does this because you are supposed to be 18 to go into the army, but 16 and 17 year olds are lying about their age and joining the army far to young. The purpose of this poem is to say that war turns boys into animals, it does this by suggesting that boys don't really know what they are doing when they decide to go into the army. The boys use the weapons like animals. God never intended people to kill like animals. Boys aren't animals weapons are. The poet is trying to get the message that weapons are evil. Katie Harvey ...read more.

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