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How does Wilfred Owen present the horror and reality of war in his poems?

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GCSE Wilfred Owen

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English Literature Coursework assignment

Wilfred Owen war poetry

How does Wilfred Owen present the horror and reality of war in his poems?

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'Shivering in his ghastly suit of grey, legless sewn short at elbow.' This is just one quotation from one of Wilfred Owens poems Disabled that really brings the horror and reality of war to life. Wilfred Owen was born on the 18th of March 1893 and was killed in action on the 4th of November 1918 five days before the end of the war. I am going to concentrate on 4 of his poems: Exposure-Is a poem about his experience of war in wintertime, Anthem for Doomed Youth- In sonnet form, Anthem for Doomed Youth is an elegy, a lament for the dead, Disabled-Is a poem about a wounded soldier who has lost all of his limbs it is a sympathetic and sad poem, Dulce-is his personal account of a gas attack he concentrates on one of his fellow comrades that he had to watch choke/drown to death.

This poem was written in 1917 by Wilfred Owen, it is a poem about war in wintertime and is written

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