Futility by Wilfred Owen
About : an injured/dead soldier, poet questions point of life being created if it can be destroyed so easily.
Structure: mainly half-rhyme, similar to a sonnet, two stanza structure, each stanza begins with a command, use of assonance
Feelings and Attitudes: sympathy, anger, frustration
Key Quotes: 'Move' (reader questions), 'At home, whispering of fields half-sown.' (imagery, metaphor), 'If anything might rouse him now', 'the kind old sun will know' (personification), 'seeds' (ambiguity), 'was it for this' (links to title) 'O' (expression)
Effect of conflict: Futility shows that conflict affects the people who fight
Themes: war casualties cause feelings of SADNESS AND LOSS, people are HELPLESS in the face of death
Mood: sad mood, tone becomes bitter, develops a challenging tone