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Compare how Wilfred Owen deals with each aspect and consider what his overall message might be.

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Compare how Wilfred Owen deals with each aspect and consider what his overall message might be Wilfred Owen was born on the 18th March 1893 in Oswestry in Shropshire. He was very religious and wanted to become a priest. He was born into a poor family and could not afford to go to university instead he taught English in a French school, called the Berlitz school of English. He signed up in September 1915; he received his commission to the Manchester regiment in June 1916. In January 1917 he was posted to France, this was where he wrote some of his most famous poems. In May he was diagnosed as having shell-shock. He was evacuated to England and on June 26th he went to craiglockhark war hospital in Edinburgh. This was where he wrote and perfected his poems. The poems "The send-off", "Dulce et decorum est" and "Disabled" about the different aspects of war. Before the men went to war, during the war and after they returned and the consequences. These poems use strong imagery. He returned back to the front-line in August. ...read more.


The rhyme scheme in "Dulce et decorum est" sets the pace and rhythm of the poem. At the beginning of the poem the rhyme is very slow like the soldiers so the pace of the poem is slow"like old beggars under sacks." During the second verse the rhyme scheme speeds up and so does the rhythm Gas! Gas! Quick boys!" The rhyme scheme is a main part of the poem. The rhyme scheme in "Disabled" links with flashes back and forth in the poem, from what life is like now for him and what life was like for him before the war "When glow-lamps budded in the light blue trees and girls glanced lovelier as the air grew dim, in the old times, before he threw away his knees." This shows us that Owen is trying to link both past and present. By linking the rhyme with different parts of the poem this makes the rhyme scheme not stand out a lot in the poem. In all three poems by Wilfred Owen the rhyme schemes are a big part in all of the poems even if they are not dominating in two of the poems. All three poems use very strong imagery. ...read more.


The town was full of colour like him, now he is colourless and cannot appreciate the colour of the town. This gives us the image of the life that is lost "before he threw away his knees. All of the three poems are written with words which create lots of vivid imagery in our minds. Owen deals with each aspect of war in a very similar way. He deals with before the soldiers go to war, in "The send-off" he thinks it is wrong to send the soldiers off to war without them knowing what is happening, unlike all of the other people who know their outcomes of death. In "Dulce et decorum est" he thinks it is wrong that people make propaganda poems to make men join the war when they do not know the overall out come for them. In the poem "Disabled" he looks at what happens to a solider after the war and puts responsibility on the man because he "threw away his knees." He uses rhyme and strong imagery to portray his views of war to the reader. Wilfred Owen's overall message is that war is not jolly and joyful it is cruel and nasty. ...read more.

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