Wilfred Owen

Wilfred Owen

Born: 18/03/1893 Died: 04/11/1918 Gender: Male Occupation: Poet

Wilfred Owen is widely regarded as one of Britain’s greatest war poets. Writing from the perspective of his intense personal experience of the front line, his poems, including ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’ and ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’, bring to life the physical and mental trauma of combat. Owen’s aim was to tell the truth about what he called ‘the pity of war’.

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Featured works

Wilfred Owen’s ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’

Title: Dulce et Decorum Est Published: 1920 Format: Poetry Period: 20th century Genre: War poetry Learn more
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