Wilfred Owen And Siegfried Sassoon Analysis

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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.…show more content…
He was born and raised in a small village in England called Shropshire. After the death of his grandmother, in 1897, his family moved to Birkenhead. Birkenhead was where everything started. Owen studied at the Birkenhead Institute, and after that, he became a teaching assistant. Owen was interested in art from a young age, so he began writing poetry at the age of 17. Compared to other poets at the same age, Owen 's writing abilities were good. However, he failed to get accepted into the University of London, but that did not stop him. So he continued to search for other jobs that he liked. When WW1 started, Owen realized that he had an interest in working with the army. As a result, he worked in the British army to help. During the world war, Wilfred Owen wrote some poems and one of them was Dulce et Decorum. Sadly in 1918, this amazing poet died in the war while he was in France trying to protect his country from

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