The Poetry of Wilfred Owen

Author: Christopher Waugh

“Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.” (Katherine Mansfield)

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  1. Poem – “Dulce et decorum est”
    When the sonnet breaks into eleven syllables “Gas! Gas! Quick, boys!—An ecstasy of fumbling,” is this just to emphasize the clumsiness of the soldiers? “And towards our distant rest began to trudge.” and in this case the slowness and fatigue. – Soren

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