Wilfred Owen Here Dead We Lie Analysis

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War poetry showcases the distress and emotional affects that were encountered by soldiers in the war. “Disabled” by Wilfred Owen, “here dead we lie "by A E. Housman and “Silent Homecoming” by Richard E. Mcginty All display the reality of war and how terrible the after effect of war is to past soldiers. These respective poems express the hurt and distress felt by the soldiers, resulting in the inability to feel welcomed back.
Wilfred Owen both project the idea of isolation by the use of severe injuries and death defying experiences caused by World War 1. Disabled showcases vivid imagery of the isolated soldier’s envy towards the town as he sits in a “…wheeled chair…” and “…voices of play and pleasure” excite the town. Therefore, due to his
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In the middle of Mcgnity; the soldier emphasises how his life changed drastically in a short time; In instance when the soldier returned they town did not bother to glorify the soldier from a cause that many were against,” I did not notice that faces turned looked away… uniform all pressed with medals displayed”. The use of end rhyme creates a vivid image of how seeking attention from the society from doing good deeds can be hard to achieve. In contrast to Owens use of techniques, the use of alliteration “girls glanced… in the old times” showcased the understanding on how life used to be before war came long. After returning from war the comrade was not able to experience the excitement and jot he felt around women, now they touch and look at him like some “Queer disease”. Similarly , Housman introduces the fact that the comrades were young and not weary to understand the life of a soldier, “ we were young” he points out clearly they were regrets and frustration throughout the journey as they were not able to enjoy the life of a young man. This leads to isolation as the comrades were not able to relate to other young adults tyehi8r age because they lived their life’s fighting for their country, although this was a choice the comrades viewed as a non-considered decision as they were “ too

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