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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... 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 ...
... 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 ... of the poem, the 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 ...
... A very important secondary character, Wilfred Owen, is linked to Sassoon’s storyline ... He begins to become 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 ...
1991 historical novel Regeneration describes 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 ...
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“For his teeth seem for laughing round an apple.
There lurk no claws behind his fingers supple;
And God will grow no talons at his heels,
Nor antlers through the thickness of his curls.”
—Wilfred Owen (18931918)
“Pale flakes with fingering stealth come feeling for our faces
We cringe in holes, back on forgotten dreams, and stare, snow-dazed,
Deep into grassier ditches.”
—Wilfred Owen (18931918)