Collected Poems - Pages 64-73 Summary & Analysis

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In "A Terre", Owen assumes the voice of a wounded soldier who is suffering from an infection that will destroy his arms. The soldier mocks the idea that it is good to lead a short, happy life and says that he would be very happy to grow old and bald. The soldier claims he would be happy to live a simple life just for the air and would not be upset if he had to work sweeping floors. Without his limbs, however, the soldier is convinced he will be better off dead and return to the earth.

"Disabled" also describes a soldier who is missing multiple limbs. The solider sits in a hospital ward looking out the window and remembering how happy the town used to be. The soldier remembers joining the military and having no fear of combat but thinking...

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