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Analyse war poets and their poetry. Wilfred Owen, Bob Dylan and Jon Shumann.

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War and protest Poetry To what extent are the poets studied critical about war? The protest of war has been recorded in different written forms such as in poetry and song lyrics. The effects of the many wars for example, WWI, WWII, Korean War, and the Vietnam War, have been written about to encourage anti-war opinions amongst the people. Three such poets include Wilfred Owen a famous WWI anti-war poet, Bob Dylan a famous songwriter, performer and policatl activtist and more modern day war [protest poetry songwriter and also policiatl eactivist Jon Shumann. War is a time of suffering and controversy World War One poet, Wilfred Owen tells of a personal struggle with war and its horror and questions how a country can support this. ...read more.

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Another well known anti-war activist is Bob Dylan, who focused more on the Cold War. One of Bob Dylan?s songs Masters of War uses ctiricism through lyrics to deal with the injustice in the politics and even in society in the 1960?s. The politics of war influenced Bob Dylan and the music he wrote ?politics??.? Wars created by the government and political figures, crtisising their choices. Believe that the govn creates war that the younger generation have to fight. Expresses that it is wrong to create and build wars that threatens peoples lives. Questions government policy, promtes peace, describes both physical and psychological damage of civilians . Describes violence and destruction, satirizes war. Using all these things to crtiise the war making the protest very powerful and lasting. ...read more.

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As people were becoming more anti war their sentiments meant that they did not offer retruned soldiers respect and understanding afforded to soldiers of an earlier era. Only 19 helps people understand what civilians and soldiers went through and to relaise that war is bad but respect still should be afforded to those that fought the war. Criticism of war spoken through a man who is struggling iweth the after effects of war. The three poets / songwriters mentioned above, Wilfred Owen, Bob Dylan and John Schumann have all reflected in their works the cruel realities of war, both psychologically and physically. Owen?s and Dylans poetry is extremely critical of the war of the decisions made by the government, on the suffering and Schumanns criticism is about the war and the fall out of war ? societies response. ...read more.

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