The Poetry Of Wilfred Owen: The Art Of Poetry

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Poetry is often considered an art of which you write rhythmical compositions (written and/or spoken) for pleasure or elevated thoughts. Poetry can be traced all the way back to the ancient world although not as diverse as it is today; it was often for religious purposes (hymns), laws and remembering history. In today’s society poetry can be found everywhere on the internet by keyboard warriors trying to be something they’re not. Poetry as stated before was important for everyday life as poetry held religious significance and was your laws, whereas today although it can still teach generations of people about past lives and history, it just doesn’t hold much importance to the youth of today because they don’t find it as important or useful as their online video games or mindlessly swiping through your Facebook. Wilfred Owen was a war poet during the harsh days of the great war and was famous for writing about what he had witnessed on the front lines through poems such as “Dulce et Decorum est”, “Futility”, “Anthem for Doomed Youth” and others. Owen died November 4th, 1918 almost one week exactly before the end of the great war. My second poet is William Blake who lived almost a whole century before Owen, his works were considered visionary (“he was influenced by the ideals of the French and American Revolutions”), although his works weren’t as popular because they were hostile to the church but some notable works were: “The marriage of heaven and hell”, “Jerusalem” and “The

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