Wilfred Owen Inhumanity

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Wilfred Owens encapsulates us into a world of human experience through his poetry using his poetic techniques, and his use of personal experiences and emotive phraseology to string on the readers emotions (pathos) . Wilfred Owen created poems that not only brought true emotions to the reader but images that emerged them into the true brutality of war situations. In Anthem for a Doomed Youth, Dulce Et Decorum Est and Futility, the raw truth is exposed to what war was truly like inviting the reader into a world only soldiers have experienced. Anthem for a Doomed Youth exposes the reality of war, it demonstrates the inhumanity of war and how the soldiers that once fought of a country are nothing but bodies thrown into a wagon and wheeled away …show more content…

This poem recollects a battle of world war one and the inhumanity in which men are left dying left right and center due to gas shell drops and flying bullets. The thought of the mass deaths haunts the speaker which is portrayed by the writing's to the reader. The reality of war is becomes clear to the reader as Owen reveals the horror each solider is confronted with each and every day in their world of war. Onomatopoeia is used throughout Owens writing's an example in Dulce Et Decorum Est is "trudge" this is the sound and repetition of men/s footsteps through the unpleasant conditions in which the men in the war had to endure every day of war. Hyperbole used in the quote "drunk with fatigue" allows the reader to imagine the hardship faced by those at war, extreme physical suffering and illness due to trench conditions. This illustrates how significant the impacts of war were on individuals. The Onomatopoeia shows how the men never stopped moving as they were always on the move from gunfire, gas shells and what else war presented to them. The world of war and the readers world are all to different and this poem allows the reader to enter the world of world for moments to understand the terror. The irony in Dulce Et Decorum Est is present in this line, "Pro Patria Mori" this translates to; To die for ones country which is exactly what happened to most men who …show more content…

Despite the suns life-giving properties, it can do nothing for the young man, his life was cut short like the "field half-sown". The metaphor used by Wilfred Owen, "At home, whispering of fields unsown" conveys no life, no growth and emptiness, in which the world of world presents to the soldiers. This portrays how there is no confidence and enthusiasm or any source of happiness from the home front. In difference to the world without war, were it would be seen horrific if there were to be a pile of bodies left in the sun to be revived. Demonstrating how each world operates on complete different mind sets. Sharing real experiences with the readers. Bringing images, feelings and thought to the minds of the audience. Symbolism and Allusion "woke, once, the clays of a cold star" this quotes highlights the story of genesis, stating how men were made from clay. This is symbolic of men who are molded, both their attitudes and thoughts, to become intrigued, enthusiastic and motivated to fight in the world of war due to the propaganda put out by the governments of the nations. This broadens the minds of the audience allowing the modern society to be able to see themselves in the shoes of those who fought their

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