The Send Off, By Wilfred Owen

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Wilfred Owen, was a soldier in World War One. He was born in 1893 and died in 1918. He is a very famous World War One poet. In late 1915, Owen joined the army. He was later diagnosed with neurasthenia (shell shock). Whilst he was a patient at Craiglockhart war hospital in Scotland, Owen was encouraged about poetry by his friend and mentor, Siegfried Sassoon. In 1918, Owen went back to war. He did not survive the war and was killed in action in November, 1918. Wilfred Owen uses anger in many of his poems to show the horror and reality of war. Within this essay, I will be comparing the ways in which Owen expresses anger at the war. I will also be exploring the connections in relation both to the situations and feelings described and to the …show more content…
It is written by a soldier from another regiment. It is set in a train station. In, “The Send Off,” it says:
“A few, a few, too few for drums and yells, may creep back, silent, to village wells, up half-known roads.”
In “The Send Off,” Owen describes how the lives of soldiers would be after going to the war. He ways that only a few will survive the war and the rest will die.
The poem,”Disabled,” was written when Owen was a patient at Craiglockhart hospital. In ,”Disabled,” Owen talks about the aftermath of war. He talks about how a soldier is struggling to live his life after he was attacked in war.
The themes of all these poems are war and anti-war. All of these poems argue that war is not about respect and honour, but it is about humiliation and pain. In all these poems there is a feeling that shows that war is something that is lied about, to cover up the realities of it’s unpleasantness. ““Dulce Et Decorum Est,” means it is sweet and rite. However, in the poem, Owen says that Dulce Et Decorum Est is a lie. He says:
“My friend, you would not tell with such high zest to children ardent for some desperate glory, the old lie: Dulce Et Decorum Est pro patria
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In “The Send Off,” Owen uses personification to express the horror and anger of war. He says:
“Then, unmoved, signals nodded, and a lamp winked to the guard.”
Owen has used personification in this part of the poem, showing that the lamp knows what is going to happen, when the people will go to war.
In the poem, “Disabled,” Owen uses emotive language to express the anger at the war. Owen says:
“Tonight he noticed how the women 's eyes passed from him to the strong men that were whole. How cold and late it is! Why don 't they come and put him into bed? Why don 't they come?”
Owen has used exclamation marks to exclaim the feelings of the soldier, who is now disabled, after going to the war. By saying, “why don 't they come,” Owen is referring to the Nurses, saying that they do not look after him properly, as he is “old,” “weak,” and, “like some queer

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