WW1 Poetry - Disabled

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  • Disabled - Wilfred Owen -- lessened, disturbing
    • "He sat in a wheeled chair, waiting for dark"
      • Isolated state
      • Depression
      • Reinforce that the soldiers life is interminable to him now
      • Effects of war
      • Relies on others
      • Loss of identity
    • "Voices of boys rang saddening like a hymn"
      • Simile
      • Religious imagery
      • Echoing ont he battlefield
    • "All of them touch him like some queer disease"
      • "All" - universal
      • Society manifested through war
      • Feels emasculated
      • Ignored
      • Betrayed by women
    • "Poured it down shell-holes till the veins ran dry"
      • Active verb
      • Partly responsible in his own loss
      • Youth gone
    • "blood-smear" on his leg sustained in a game
      • Badge of honour
      • Stark contrast to war wounds which are shameful
      • Was a football hero
        • "carried shoulder high"
      • Masculine
    • "when he'd drunk a peg, He thought he'd better join"
      • Naive and stupid
      • "to please his Meg"
        • Joined for her
        • His justification only illustrates his youthful ignorance and naivety
    • "Fear"
      • Capitalised
      • Personified
      • Emphasises its importance
    • "Some cheered him home, but not as crowds cheer Goal"
      • Repetition
      • Simllar to sports imagery
      • Short stanza represents how it was a short lived moment dwarfed in comparison to the rest of his life
    • "Thanked him"
      • "Thanked"
        • Italics
        • Questionable - genuine or not
    • "Now, he will spend a few sick years in institutes"
      • Sick imagery
      • Realising bleakness of future
      • "Now" - absolute
    • "women's eyes Passed from him to the strong men that were whole"
      • Not interested in him
      • Owen attacking women
      • "whole"
        • Identtiy - his body has been fractured - broken
      • Contrasts to women's "warm...subtle hands"
    • "Why don't they come... Why don't they come?"
      • Metaphor
      • Death imagery
      • Sad & mundane
      • Reminder he will always need others to do things for him


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