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Wilfred Owen 1893-1918 is the greatest of the lost poets of World War I He thought the war was a totally ridiculous activity with disastrous and tragic results He has mentioned that in poems like Dulce et Decorum Est Anthem for Doomed Youth and Disabled In Wilfred Owens introductory remarks to his poems he expresses Above all I am not concerned with poetry My subject is war and the pity of war Basically Wilfred Owen is trying to express his feelings in his poems A few times in his poems eg Disabled and Anthem of Doomed Youth Wilfred Owen had told us that many youths had been wasted In these two poems the opening lines show outrage and are straight to the point showing the outcome of war ie He sat in a wheel chair waiting for dark What passing-bells for these who die as cattle Owen is trying to prove straight away that war has a bad effect on peoples lives especially the ones who are on their youth years It has also noted a few times in Wilfred Owens poems that soldiers were treated with no respect instead as people of no importance Maybe due to this reason people find war a very frustrating event in one way due the never ending days of military service while a very sad event because of departure from friends and families whom they shall never see again In the poem Anthem for Doomed Youth the theme is about comparison between a battlefield and a church eg Nor any voice of mourning save the choirs-The shrill demented choirs of wailing shells In the second stanza Owens tells us that the result of war could be death Again when he says that he uses the comparison of a battlefield and a church The use of rhythm makes it easier to understand what Wilfred Owen is comparing Alliteration is used to give the poem a very hard sound
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