Compare Disabled And Disabled Poem

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The poems which I am talking about, were both written at the time of the first world war. It was probably a huge influence on them in a negative way as the themes running throughout are exploitation and pathos. Towards the end of the war, it was not very popular, and people thought of it in this way. Robert Frost, who wrote “Out, Out- “, was a very successful writer who sold many poems and went on to teach English to students at universities around America. The writer of “Disabled”, Wilfred Owen was a soldier in the war. He wrote the poem in 1917, one year before he died. He never saw the signing of the armistice as he died just a week before it happened. At the start of each poem, the writers set the scene in very different ways. In disabled, a man has been injured by war and it changed his life forever. Owen used the metaphor “waiting for dark”, to show how his life had changed dramatically. The metaphor could be interpreted in two ways, it could be taken literally by thinking that as he cannot move, the only thing that can be done is wait for night time and hope someone comes to see him the next day. It could also be thought as a euphemism for death, darkness could be death and as the soldier had suffered injuries which made him undesirable to others. Owen also uses graphic imagery to describe why some people may find him undesirable “Legless, sewn short at elbow” at the time, being disabled in any way was seen as a bad thing as they weren’t accepted in society by most.
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