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This paper discusses the poems of Wilfred Owen and their relationship to his experiences in World War I. The paper focuses on his poem "Dulce et Decorum Est" to demonstrate how World War I affected his writing. The author also explores how the "Great War" influenced young people to produce some remarkable war poetry. Owen is a member of the distinguished group that also includes Siegfried Sassoon and Robert Graves. The paper highlights how many young men, Owen included, chose to join the war because they believed it was a just war and their participation in the conflict was the right and patriotic thing to do. According to the author, their poetry reflects their disillusionment with the war.
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Wilfred Owen (2007, April 16) Retrieved September 16, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/research-paper/wilfred-owen-93978/
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