- Created by: fyfejacob
- Created on: 11-02-20 21:11
Meaning: The title of the poem refers to the exposure to the elements the soldiers face during war. The poem itself is ultimately about death and how war was infinite but pointless. Wilfred Owen was opposed to romantic views and wanted to write a realistic and brutal poem about his time at war- he died very shortly before the end of WW1.
Imagery: The poem uses visceral imagery to create fear around war. He switches what would normally be seen as a sign of hope to that of dismay "the poignant misery of dawn". He also uses a semantic field of warfare paint the forces of…