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What did Wilfred Owen think of war?
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Herein, what was Wilfred Owen's opinion on war?
Wilfred Owen (1893–1918) is widely regarded as one of Britain's greatest war poets. Writing from the perspective of his intense personal experience of the front line, his poems, including 'Anthem for Doomed Youth' and 'Dulce et Decorum Est', bring to life the physical and mental trauma of combat.
One may also ask, why did Wilfred Owen return to war? Reading Sassoon's poems and discussing his work with Sassoon revolutionised Owen's style and his conception of poetry. He returned to France in August 1918 and in October was awarded the Military Cross for bravery. On 4 November 1918 he was killed while attempting to lead his men across the Sambre canal at Ors.
Herein, what did Wilfred Owen do in the war?
Poetry. Owen is regarded by many as the greatest poet of the First World War, known for his verse about the horrors of trench and gas warfare. He had been writing poetry for some years before the war, himself dating his poetic beginnings to a stay at Broxton by the Hill when he was ten years old.
How did Wilfred Owen die?
Killed in action