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 way in which Owen has used language for effect across the poems: “Dulce Et Decorum Est,” “The Send Off,” and “Disabled.” “Dulce Et Decorum Est,” “The Send Off,” and “Disabled,” are about soldiers in World War One. “Dulce Et Decorum Est,” is a Latin word, which means ‘it is sweet and rite.’ In, “Dulce Et Decorum Est,” Owen says:
“Gas! Gas! Quick boys!-An ecstasy of fumbling, fitting the clumsy helmets just in time.”
By using this sentence, Owen is showing that he is talking about the soldiers in the war. The whole of this poem is talking about the soldiers on the battlefield.
“The send off,” is used to attack the people, who do not respect the brave soldiers, who fight for their country, whilst risking their own lives. It is written by…