Similarities Between Wilfred Owen And Sassoon

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World war 1 (WWI) was one of the biggest wars that have ever occurred, and it affected many people such as writers and poets. Some of the poets include Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon. These two poets were army officers in WWI that experienced all the horror of it. As a result, they created extraordinary poems that describe the terror of WWI. World War 1 started in 1914 and ended in 1918. One of the main triggers of WWI was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, who was the nephew of Emperor Franz Josef. His sudden death caused an outrage in many countries such as France, Russia, and Italy. These countries, France, Russia, Britain, Italy, and the United States,united to fight- against the “Central Powers”. The “Central Powers” included Germany, Austria, Bulgaria, and the Ottoman Empire. Moreover, almost thirty-two countries were involved in this war that traumatized a lot of people including these two poets, Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon.

On march 18, 1893, Wilfred Edward Salter Owen was born. He was born and raised in a small village in England
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He focused on making the readers realize all the great lives that are being killed and forgotten in the war. Sassoon tries to use simple words like “boy” and “joy” to make people feel and understand the poem. He creates the image of a normal young soldier boy. This soldier boy has many dreams and wishes and he enjoys life in general. However, his world is changed when war appears and the young soldier commits suicide in the trenches. It shows how horrific the war might was because of how the young soldier died. The war destroys his life, so it destroys everyone 's lives. Sassoon then says how people in control of these wars send young boy to war and that changes their whole life and it shows how war can affect people. The idea is to show the people reading how scary war is and how it can change people 's’
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