Wilfred Owen

Wilfred Owen was an English poet and soldier, one of the leading poets of the First World War. His war poetry on the horrors of trenches and gas warfare was heavily influenced by his mentor Siegfried Sassoon and stood in stark contrast to the public perception of war at the time. His best-known works include 'Dulce et Decorum Est' and 'Anthem for Doomed Youth'.


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  1. 1. The Poems of Wilfred Owen

    This collection of poignant and powerful poetry provides an intimate look into the horrors of World War I, as seen through the eyes of a soldier. The poems, filled with raw emotion and vivid imagery, explore themes of war, death, and the human spirit. The author's personal experiences on the battlefield, coupled with his masterful use of language and form, create a profound commentary on the brutality of war and its impact on the individuals involved.

    The 3115th Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. Collected Poems

    This anthology gathers the poignant works of a poet whose verse captures the brutal reality of World War I with raw emotional power and stark imagery. The poems delve into the trenches of the Western Front, exploring the horrors of war and its impact on the human spirit. The poet's masterful use of language and form, including pararhyme and half-rhyme, conveys the dissonance of battle and the disillusionment of the soldiers. His reflections on sacrifice, honor, and the senselessness of conflict have cemented these poems as some of the most moving and influential war poetry ever written, leaving a lasting impression on the literary landscape and our collective understanding of war's true nature.

    The 7191st Greatest Book of All Time