Analysis Of The Poem 'For The Fallen' By Wilfred Owen

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During World War 1, a poet and soldier named Wilfred Owen wrote multiple poems about what happened around him during the war and his views on it, his view on war was completely different to others such as For the Fallen by Laurence Binyon. Owen shows what the reality of war is and explains what he has seen during the war. Firstly the way he describes war as, Secondly what the soldiers have to deal with during the war, thirdly what the effects on the families and friends of the soldiers.

Firstly, the way Wilfred Owen Describes war as is. A terrible use of human life and says in the very end of the poem "The old lie: Dulce et decorum est Pro patria mori" meaning: It is sweet and glorious to die for one's country. Propaganda is used largely during
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One example that is in stanza 2 in the first 4 lines is "Gas! GAS! Quick, boys! -- an ecstasy of fumbling, Fitting the clumsy helmets just in time, But someone still was yelling out and stumbling and flound'ring like a man in fire or lime" this was a real thing that happened to Wilfred Owen and his platoon and this is one of the things that described the effects and it is a horrible sight and gave him nightmares for the rest of the time he lived during the war before he was killed, The amount of gear they had was terrible they didn’t have much gear and what they had was of poor quality for example the gas masks they were big hard to use and uncomfortable which meant if a gas attack happened they would have a hard time surviving as they took a long time to put on and also the clothes they had were not of good quality which meant that they were getting cold and wet a lot easier which lead to sickness and diseases. Also the fact that they had very little idea of what the time was or where and who they were facing so they couldn’t tell where they were…show more content…
and to sum that all up, War has a terrible cost and Owen believes that it shouldn’t happen and it is a waste of life. What I believe is that war should only happen when it is needed not just for oil or the amount of land you own and that every side of the war has a different view on it and what one side sees as good the other side sees as bad and
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