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Inspection by Wilfred Owen Poem Analysis

Wilfred Owen’s poem Inspection was drafted at military hospital Craiglockhart in August 1917, and completed in September, under the influence of wartime poet Siegfried Sassoon. In it, Owen writes about the loss and cheapness of life through war. 1,009 more words

Wilfred Owen

"Some corner of a foreign field"

Some of our parish magazines have published verse of limited literary value, although it clearly appealed to contemporary sentiments. Christ Church in Reading picked a new poem which is now regarded as a classic war poem, albeit an early one epitomising patriotism rather than the disillusionment of later poems by men like Wilfred Owen (who had been an undergraduate in Reading). 177 more words


Five Feet: A poem

After I wrote No Man’s Land, I had another stroke of inspiration. This resulted in the poem below:

Five Feet. 

They lie together,
Misshapen… 11 more words


39. & 40. The Eye in the Door, by Pat Barker

Pat Barker‘s Regeneration Trilogy is the best work of fiction ever written about World War I (I know!, but I’m sticking to it). The first volume, … 874 more words

Dulce et Decorum est - Wilfred Owen

Bent double, like old beggars under sacks,
Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge,
Till on the haunting flares we turned out backs,
And towards our distant rest began to trudge. 190 more words

Anthem For Doomed Youth - Wilfred Owen

What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?
Only the monstrous anger of the guns.
Only the stuttering rifles’ rapid rattle
Can patter out their hasty orisons. 88 more words

Remembrance Day