Wilfred Edward Salter Owen MC (18 March 1893 – 4 November 1918) was an English poet and soldier, 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 stood in stark contrast to both the public perception of war at the time, and to the confidently patriotic verse written by earlier war poets such as Rupert Brooke. Among his best-known works – most of which were published posthumously – are "Dulce et Decorum Est", "Insensibility", "Anthem for Doomed Youth", "Futility" and "Strange Meeting".
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... the meeting and relationship between Sassoon and Owen, acknowledging that, from Sassoon's perspective, the meeting had a profoundly significant effect on Owen ... Owen's treatment with his own doctor, Arthur Brock, is also touched upon briefly ... Owen's death is described in the third book of Barker's Regeneration trilogy, The Ghost Road ...
... Wilfred Owen A Remembrance Tale was a 1-hour 2007 BBC documentary on the life of the First World War poet Wilfred Owen ... It was presented by Jeremy Paxman and starred Samuel Barnett as Owen and Deborah Findlay as his mother Susan ...
... A very important secondary character, Wilfred Owen, is linked to Sassoon’s storyline ... friends with another patient in the hospital, Wilfred Owen ... Owen aspires to be a poet as well and he greatly respects Sassoon's work Sassoon agrees to help Owen with his poetry ...
... title of a poem, "Dulce Et Decorum Est", by British poet Wilfred Owen during World War I ... Owen's poem describes a gas attack during World War I and is one of his many anti-war poems that were not published until after the war ended ... Horatian phrase is described as "the old lie." It is believed that Owen intended to dedicate the poem ironically to Jessie Pope, a popular writer who glorified the war and recruited "laddies ...
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“The centuries will burn rich loads
With which we groaned,
Whose warmth shall lull their dreaming lids,
While songs are crooned:
But they will not dream of us poor lads,
Left in the ground.”
—Wilfred Owen (18931918)
“By choice they made themselves immune
To pity and whatever moans in man
Before the last sea and the hapless stars;
Whatever mourns when many leave these shores;
The eternal reciprocity of tears.”
—Wilfred Owen (18931918)