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  Wilfred Owen - Greatest War Poet in the English Language
Wilfred Owen, standing at the water's edge, was encouraging his men when he was hit and killed.
Wilfred Owen's grave is in the far left corner, third from the left.
Wilfred Owen's grave in the cemetery at Ors, northern France.
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  Counter-Attack: Biography of Wilfred Owen by Michele Fry
Wilfred Edward Salter Owen was born in Oswestry on March 18, 1893, the eldest of four children.
Owen was also influenced by Ruskin's remark that a poet should know about the world as a whole; plants and stones, as well as people, which is reflected in Owen's interest in botany, geology and astronomy.
Owen would have had difficulty obtaining a commission were it not for the fact that the Army regarded time spent abroad as some compensation for a lack of a gentlemanly education.
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  Wilfred Owen
Wilfred Edward Salter Owen (1893 - 1918) was an English poet.
Born at Oswestry in Shropshire of mixed English and Welsh ancestry, he was well-educated, and worked as a private tutor in France prior to the outbreak of the World War I.
Several incidents in Owen's life have led to the conclusion that he was a closet homosexual, and that he was attracted to Sassoon as a man as well as a more experienced poet.
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 The short but many-layered life of Wilfred Owen - theage.com.au
Owen absorbed this fervour; he was sent to a vicarage, became parish assistant, took Bible classes.
Owen volunteered for the war in 1915 and, within two years, he had entered hell as he wrote to his mother, endured deprivation and extreme violence.
Owen was sent to Craiglockhart in Scotland to recuperate after having borne witness "to not a sign of life on the horizon and a thousand signs of death".
www.theage.com.au /articles/2003/04/26/1051316050455.html   (871 words)

 First World War.com - Prose & Poetry - Wilfred Owen and his Early Editors
Wilfred Owen is considered by many to be perhaps the best war poet in English, if not world, literature.
Thus, due to his premature death, it is clear that Wilfred Owen was not responsible for the development of his own reputation.
Owen's poetry was by this time so associated with the war that it was impossible for Lewis to consider Owen's work in any way divorced from the war.
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 Wilfred Owen (1893 -1918)
Owen was born on 18th March 1893 in Oswestry, Shropshire, son of Tom and Susan Owen.
Had Owen not arrived at the hospital at that time one wonders what might have happened to his literary career, for it was here that he met Siegfried Sassoon who was also a patient.
Owen's former athlete, both legs and one arm gone, sits in his wheelchair in a hospital convalescent park listening to the shouts of "boys" playing at sunset.
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 BBC - Shropshire - Culture and Arts - Wilfred Owen   (Site not responding. Last check: )
At one point Wilfred Owen's platoon was engulfed by a green cloud of poison gas, later described in the poem Dulce et Decorum Est (Latin for It is Sweet and Glorious).
Owen, born in 1893 in Oswestry, Shropshire, joined up in 1915 and was sent to the front in 1917 as an officer with the Manchester Regiment.
Owen, whose work did not achieve widespread fame until the 1960s, was killed leading his men in an attempt to bridge the Oise-Sambre canal under heavy fire.
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 The war poet Wilfred Owen 80 years on
Wilfred Owen was a remarkable young man. When he died he was just 25 years old, but his poetry has proved enduring and influential and is among the best known in the English language.
Owen would become impatient with his son's "bookishness" and lack of more "boyish" activities, but Wilfred's mother would be quick to come to his defence and win out against her husband.
Owen's ability to evoke disturbing and complex conditions in a commonplace factual language was motivated in part by his desire to keep within the comprehension of "the ordinary soldier".
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 Wilfred Owen
Owen described his decision in September, 1915: "I came out in order to help these boys--directly by leading them as well as an officer can; indirectly, by watching their sufferings that I may speak of them as well as a leader can.
Owens was bitterly enraged at the senseless killing of the battlefields and the inability of anyone (especially the church) to stop it.
Owen was finally machine-gunned to death at the Sambre Canal near Ors in one of the last attacks on the German lines of the war on November 4, 1918 - exactly seven days before the signing of the Armistice.
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 Amazon.ca: Reviews for Wilfred Owen: Books: Dominic Hibberd   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Wilfred Owen is referred to as a "soldier-poet" of WWI, which includes him in the company of such literary standards as Rupert Brooke, Robert Graves and Siegfried Sassoon.
Owen's devoutly Evangelical mother had wished her son to enter the service of the church, but after his time in Dunsden, Owen found it increasingly hard to reconcile his Christian faith with his love of literature, finding the two to oppose each other.
Only a few of Owen's poems (five) were published in his lifetime and after his untimely death, his poetry was collected and published in the 20s and 30s.
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 Wilfred Owen
In the summer of 1917 Owen was badly concussed at the Somme after a shell landed just two yards away.
Owen also had talks with William Heinemann about the publication of a collection of his poems.
Wilfred Owen was killed by machine-gun fire while leading his men across the Sambre Canal on 4th November 1918.
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 Wilfred Owen: Greatest War Poet in the English Language (1893-1918)
As a young child Wilfred Owen's family experienced financial difficulties which resulted in him having to attend the Birkenhead Insitute and the Technical School of Shrewsbury, not his dream school in Oxford.
The many aspirations of a young Wilfred Owen to become a renowed poet had grown in his association with the social circles of upper class he longed to be a part of.
He used Owen's ability and desire for writing to help him unite an artist and a soldier, two aspects that describe Wilfred Owen as a person.
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 Showcases :: Wilfred Owen’s ‘Dulce et Decorum est’
Wilfred Owen is among the most famous poets of the First World War.
Owen was born into a family of committed Christians on 18 March 1893, at Oswestry in Shropshire.
Owen was returned to the front line in August of 1918.
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 Poets.org - Poetry, Poems, Bios & More - Wilfred Owen
Wilfred Edward Salter Owen was born on March 18, 1893 in Shropshire, England.
After failing to gain entrance into the University of London, Owen spent a year as a lay assistant to Reverend Herbert Wigan in 1911 and went on to teach in France at the Berlitz School of English.
About Owen's post-war audience, the writer Geoff Dyer said, "To a nation stunned by grief the prophetic lag of posthumous publication made it seem that Owen was speaking from the other side of the grave.
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 Wilfred Owen Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
Owen's reprieve from the war was further extended when he was assigned to a post at Ripon Army Camp in March 1918.
Owen was one of a number of men who captured a German gun position and resisted a harsh counter-attack, advancing to the farthest point occupied by the British along the western front.
Owen was proud of his Military Cross, but he did not live long enough to fully relish his achievements.
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 Wilfred Owen
Wilfred Edward Salter Owen was born in Plas Wilmot near Owestry in Shropshire on March 18th 1896.
Wilfred was a student at the Technical School in Shrewsbury.
By 1917 Owen was a victim of shell shock and was invalided home to England and then, in June 1917, sent to Craiglockhart Hospital in Edinburgh to recuperate.
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 Wilfred Owen
Wilfred Owen is a tired soldier on the front line during World War I. In the first stanza of Dulce Et Decorum Est he describes the men and the condition they are in and through his language shows that the soldiers deplore the conditions.
Owen then moves on to tell us how even in their weak human state the soldiers march on, until the enemy fire gas shells at them.
Owen tells us the condition the soldier is in, and how, even in the time to come he could not forget the images that it left him with.
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 First World War.com - Prose & Poetry - Max Plowman
Wilfred Edward Salter Owen (1893-1918) was born on March 18, 1893.
Owen was injured in March 1917 and sent home; he was fit for duty in August, 1918, and returned to the front.
The poetry is in the pity." - Owen.
www.firstworldwar.com /poetsandprose/owen.htm   (235 words)

 Wilfred Owen: Biography
Wilfred Owen was born in 1893 to a middle-class family in Oswestry in the North of England.
Owen also re-iterates the standard Victorian belief in progress, bolstered by Charles Darwin's now-popularized theories of evolution, in his view of the current generation as the culmination of centuries of human and social evolution.
He encouraged Owen to explore the symptoms of shell-shock - flashbacks, recurrent and repetitive nightmares, and his inability to escape an obsessive concern with memories of battle - within his poetry.
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 Wilfred Owen: Journey to the trenches - Independent Online Edition > Profiles   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Owen quickly responded by writing a poem on the colliery disaster (it was headline news), describing later how "I get mixed up with the War at the end".
Most obviously, Owen had been to the front line, in the early spring of 1917, and had seen first-hand what modern industrial warfare did to the natural landscape, the human body and the mind.
Owen was writing in his attic at Ripon, near the army depot where he would have seen trains leaving full of troops bound for the front.
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 Owen, Wilfred. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Owen’s poetic theme, the horror and pity of war, is set forth in strong verse that transfigured traditional meters and diction.
Although Owen had worked on poems while living in France between 1913 and 1918, he never published.
While on sick leave from the front in a Scottish hospital, he met the poet Siegfried Sassoon, who encouraged him to publish in magazines.
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 Wilfred Owen: War Poet.
Wilfred Owen was born the 18th of March 1893 in Oswestry (United Kingdom).
Owen's new work first imitated Sassoon's fiercely ironic and colloquial style, attacking upon the consciences of those civilians who were still in favour of the war (cf.
The popularity of Owen today can be explained by his condemnation of the horrors of war, which remain so terribly actual, but also by his very premature and absurd death.
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 Wilfred Owen
Wilfred Edward Salter Owen was born on March 18, 1893.
Owen was injured in March 1917 and sent home; he was fit for duty in August, 1918, and returned to the front.
The bells were ringing on November 11, 1918, in Shrewsbury to celebrate the Armistice when the doorbell rang at his parent's home, bringing them the telegram telling them their son was dead.
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 BBC - History - Wilfred Owen (1893 - 1918)
Owen was an English poet whose work was characterised by his anger at the cruelty and waste of war, which he experienced during service on the Western Front.
Wilfred Edward Salter Owen was born 18 March 1893 in Oswestry, Shropshire.
Edited by Sassoon and published in 1920, Owen's single volume of poems contain some of the most poignant English poetry of World War One, including 'Dulce et Decorum Est' and 'Anthem for Doomed Youth'.
www.bbc.co.uk /history/historic_figures/owen_wilfred.shtml   (303 words)

 Wilfred Owen Biography (Poet/Soldier) — Infoplease.com
Wilfred Owen is considered one of the great English poets of World War I, inspired by his experiences on the front lines in France to write about the morbid absurdity of war.
Owen was working as a tutor in Europe when the war broke out in 1914.
WILFRED OWEN: On the Trail of the Poets of the Great War (Battleground Europe.
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 Wilfred Owen
Owen's time at Craiglockhart was instrumental in his development as a poet for it was here that he met Seigried Sassoon who was already established as a poet and who encouraged his writing.
The poem obviously gave Owen considerable difficulty and it is interesting, if you look closely at the final manuscript (A), that there are final changes being made--but we cannot be certain how to interpret some of these since the alterations are not always clear.
Owen is regarded as a craftsman with language, continuously refining words, images and sound effects.
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 Poets   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Dedicated to poesy, devoted to and influenced by Keats, Owen's self-training as a Romantic poet carried over and flavored even his war poems (in spite of being claimed by critics as a Modern poet, Owen remained to the last a Georgian).
Owen does something similar to what he does in these two poems, but in prose, in what was to be his "Preface" to his poems.
In the running with Wilfred Owen for the title of greatest of the Great War poets, Isaac Rosenberg is distinguished from the other war poets by the fact that he was both Jewish (as was Siegfried Sassoon) and an enlisted man (as was Ivor Gurney and David Jones).
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