Collected Poems Setting & Symbolism

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Oswestry, Englandappears in Introduction and Appendix One

This is where Wilfred Owen is born on March 18, 1893.

London Universityappears in Introduction and Appendix One

London University is where Owen enrolls in 1911, but Owen is forced to drop out because he cannot afford the tuition.

Dunsden, Oxfordshire, Englandappears in Introduction and Appendix One

Dunsden is where Owen moves to become assistant to the local vicar. It is also where Owen loses his Christian faith.

Bourdeaux, Franceappears in Introduction and Appendix One

Owen moves here to tutor two young boys after leaving Dunsden.

Craiglockhart War Hospitalappears in Introduction and Appendix One

Owen is sent to the Craiglockhart War Hospital in Edinburgh after being injured in the summer of 1916, and it is here that Owen meets and befriends Siegfried Sassoon.

The Ancre

The Ancre is a river near where Owen engages in a battle. Owen compares the location to the hill where...

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