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Wilfred Owen Poems Analysis 20th Century War Poems Analysis I think that your production of a new book Anthology for a Warred Youth the content it should include is of three sections The three sections should consist of Sending Men of to War Horror within War and After effects of War The five poems you should include are The Send-off The Going of the Battery Joining the Colours Dulce Est Decorum Et and Disabled The first poem The Send-off is written by Wilfred Owen The poem is about men going off to war It expresses an intense and ominous atmosphere It is described as being done furtively down the close darkening lanes The use of darkening by Owen suggests that it was done in the evening to obtain secrecy and privacy from any interference of a person And lined the train with faces grimly gay this third line and Owen has made use of the device oxymoron The juxtaposition of the word grimly against gay suggests that the men are happy to got to war But one can assume that deep down inside the men are feeling miserable and are low in the level of confidence to proceed with going to the battle front The usage of gay has been applied to convey the device oxymoron although the men are anxious about departure for war they still try to show cheerfulness Owen progresses further ahead into the poem and introduces people watching the men departure A casual tramp stood staring hard the indication we get from this line is that other individuals who have not entered to fight in war are the ones better off than the soldiers The tramp is described staring hard he must have been thinking at the back of his mind I am lucky that I am not rising my life to go and fight for my country The use of hard indicates that the tramp really focused
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