Comparing Disabled And Wilfred Frost's Out, Out And Disabled

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The two poems “Out, Out” and “Disabled” share similar points of view but have completely different structures. The poem “Disabled” was written in 1917 by a young man called Wilfred Owen. It expresses the bitter thoughts of a teenaged veteran who lost his legs in World War I. It describes the horrible effects of the brutal war and the hardships of disability. On the other hand, the poem “Out, Out” was written in 1916 by Robert Frost. The poem is about a child living in the hills of vermont doing wood working when he suddenly chops one of his hand off. At the end he dies a brutal death. These two poems both have an abundance of tragedy. In both poems, they use sibilance. The “S” sound is very smooth and flows very well. This makes the death of the young boy instant. It also makes time seem short and makes every detail insignificant. Frost and Owen both heavily use the contrast. Peacefulness against chaos, beauty against ugliness. One time is between personification and inhuman feelings to describe the brutality of nature. In “Disabled” other people in the town think the soldier as an animal. They also see him as a burden and a unwanted responsibility. They look down upon him and pity him but do nothing. In “Out, Out” the saw is personified into a live animal. The poem echoes snarled and rattled to give life to the saw and foreshadows the tragedy which happens later. The poems explain that although we have evolved quite a lot we still have a savage nature remaining inside us

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