Wilfred Owen And Robert Frost

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Wilfred Owen and Robert Frost successfully convey the brutal, cruel and inhumane theme of violence in their eye-opening poems, 'Disabled ' and 'Out, Out '. Set during the hard times of war, these poems portray different war-related themes and carry their own distinctive similarities and differences, contrasting with one another.

On one hand we have 'Disabled, ' written by Wilfred Owen with his intense experience as a soldier in the First World War. His past experience inspires his piece of poetry heavily. Whereas, on the other hand, we have 'Out, Out 's poet; Robert Frost, a British-settled American who returned from England at the start of World War One. He was regarded as the unofficial "poet laureate" of the United States. (Note that both the poems are written and set during the World War One.)

War is a state of prolonged violent large-scale conflict involving two or more groups of people. It is the most extreme form of collective violence, in the present and the past. Both the poems portray the theme of violence in a different manner In 'Disabled, ' the victim of violence is an underaged young man who purposely joined the army and had his limbs shot off in a war. It is an example of direct violence from war. Whereas 'Out, Out ' displays a boy who gets his hand chopped off from a buzz saw while doing a man 's job (again pointing to underaged boys doing an older man 's work), and eventually dying. This is an example of an indirect violence from the effects of war
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