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Comparing the two poems Refugee Blues by W H Auden and Disabled by Wilfred Owen

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  • Essay length: 1626 words
  • Submitted: 01/10/2012
  • Awarding body: AQA (for GCSEs)
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GCSE War Poetry

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Comparing the two poems âRefugee Bluesâ by W H Auden and âDisabledâ by Wilfred Owen

Wilfred Owen and W H Auden are both war poets, each experiencing a different war but both expressing the same feeling-loss. The two poems âDisabled; by Wilfred Owenâ and âRefugee Blues by W H Audenâ were both a passionate response to the horrors of war. âDisabledâ talks about a warrior, in third narrative perspective, during World War 1, who has lost his youth as he believed that this will make his country, friends, family and lover proud. Whereas âRefugee Bluesâ is written in first person who conveys the plight of the German Jews during the time of World War 2. Although both of these poems refer to the same theme, a loss of human dignity, both physically and emotionally there are a numerous amount of contrasts throughout both texts. Each poet uses different techniques and styles to expose the theme of their poem.

Refugee Blues written in 1939 is written as a blue, a sad song which strongly shows the melancholy feeling. We can see obviously as a refugee the couple has lost their home, their country and

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