Collected Poems - Pages 35-49 Summary & Analysis

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In "Strange Meeting", Owen describes retreating from a battle and being grabbed by another soldier. Owen realizes the solider is dead and that they are both in hell. The other solider explains that the war is destroying civilization and that he is a soldier who was killed by Owen. Now that they are dead, both can rest.

In "Insensibility", Owen writes that men who become immune to the horrors of battle after seeing so much death are lucky because they do not feel fear or sorrow for the tragedy of war. However, Owen concludes that these same men are cursed because they have destroyed everything that makes them human.

"Apologia Pro Poemate Meo" discusses the occasional joys of war. Owen believes that life becomes the ultimate absurdity in war, so soldiers can enjoy it without other concerns. Owen realizes that the...

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