Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Who was WILFRED OWEN? In short: Soldier and a poet - wilfredowen.org.uk

Wilfred Owen
Born 18 March 1893(1893-03-18)
Oswestry, Shropshire, UK
Died 4 November 1918 (aged 25)
Sambre–Oise Canal, France
Nationality British
Period First World War
Genres War poem

Wilfred Edward Salter Owen MC (18 March 1893 – 4 November 1918) was a British poet and soldier in the first world war, and one of the leading poets of the First World War. His shocking, realistic war poetry on the horrors of trenches and gas warfare was heavily influenced by his friend Siegfried Sassoon and sat in stark contrast to both the public perception of war at the time, and to the confidently patriotic verse written earlier by war poets such as Rupert Brooke. Some of his best-known works—most of which were published posthumously—include "Dulce et Decorum Est", "Insensibility", "Anthem for Doomed Youth", "Futility" and "Strange Meeting".

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