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Essay | War Poetry: Wilfrid Owen and Siegfried Sassoon

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War Poetry: Wilfrid Owen and Siegfried Sassoon

Summary: Post 19th-century war poetry of Wilfrid Owen and Siegfried Sassoon.
With the war against Iraq currently taking place it is interesting to look at the poems written by Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon.

Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon were soldiers in World War I. They were both anti-war and this is expressed in their poems. Sometimes they wrote together but their styles are quite different. Wilfred Owen's poems are long and have more than one message. Sassoon's poems are shorter and are more to the point.

Wilfred Owen's poem `Exposure' tells us how the soldiers are exposed to the weather, the enemy and the lies they have been told about war. The poem suggests that the weather is more of an enemy than the people they are supposed to be fighting. They fear the weather more than they fear being shot by the enemy. They believe that they will go home dead. `Our...

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