Essay Topic 1
Explain how Wilfred Owen's experience as a soldier in World War I affected his poetry.
Essay Topic 2
What is the overall tone of Owen's poems about war? How do you know? Include a definition of tone in your answer.
Essay Topic 3
What role does escapism play in Owen's poetry? Use at least one example of an escapist poem from Owen's work to support your answer.
Essay Topic 4
Define metaphor. Explain how Owen's poems use metaphor to discuss death. Use at least one poetic example from Owen's work to support your answer.
Essay Topic 5
Explain how Owen's opinion of World War I influenced his poetry.
Essay Topic 6
Explain Owen's use of light and dark in contrast in the poems "The Sentry" and "Conscious."
Essay Topic 7
What role does sound play in Owen's poetry? Use at least two examples of poems to support your answer.
Essay Topic 8
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