Who is Wilfred Owen

Wilfred Edward Salter Owen MC (18 March 1893 – 4 November 1918) was an English poet and soldier. He was one of the leading poets of the First World War. His war poetry on the horrors of trenches and gas warfare was much influenced by his mentor Siegfried Sassoon and stood in contrast to the public perception of war at the time and to the confidently patriotic verse written by earlier war poets such as Rupert Brooke. Among his best-known works – most of which were published posthumously – are "Dulce et Decorum est", "Insensibility", "Anthem for Doomed Youth", "Futility", "Spring Offensive" and "Strange Meeting".

Early life

Owen was born on 18 March 1893 at Plas Wilmot, a house in Weston Lane, near Oswestry in Shropshire. He was the eldest of Thomas and (Harrie...
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Wilfred Owen Poems

  • I Know The Music
    All sounds have been as music to my listening:
    Pacific lamentations of slow bells,
    The crunch of boots on blue snow rosy-glistening,
    Shuffle of autumn leaves; and all farewells: ...
  • The Next War
    War's a joke for me and you,
    Wile we know such dreams are true.
    - Siegfried Sassoon
  • Has Your Soul Sipped?
    Has your soul sipped
    Of the sweetness of all sweets?
    Has it well supped
    But yet hungers and sweats? ...
  • An Imperial Elegy
    Not one corner of a foreign field
    But a span as wide as Europe;
    An appearance of a titan's grave,
    And the length thereof a thousand miles, ...
  • Storm
    His face was charged with beauty as a cloud
    With glimmering lightning. When it shadowed me
    I shook, and was uneasy as a tree
    That draws the brilliant danger, tremulous, bowed. ...
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Bankesnigel: every single ucp mla "none will break ranks, though nations trek from progress" wilfred owen, strange meeting.
Henrymi58: if only i appreciated poetry in high school. all i really liked was wilfred owen written during his time as a soldier in ww 1. he met a tragic end.
Fitzfromdublin: someone just mentioned harold pinter’s iraq war poetry - for which he won the wilfred owen prize!- and i wanted to go back and see if it was as bad as i remember. god, it’s so much worse
Bellfoundation: 7. dulce et decorum est by wilfred owen:
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 by Alfred Lord Tennyson

1. Is it the wind of the dawn that I hear
in the pine overhead?
2. No; but the voice of the deep as it hollows
the cliffs of the land.
1. Is there a voice coming up with the
voice of the deep from the strand,
Once coming up with a Song in the
flush of the glimmering red?

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