Similarities Between Wilfred Owen And Siegfried Sassoon

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The poet Siegfried Sassoon saw that war was destructive and it should not happen because it was a waste of human life, Sassoon described the horror of war unsparingly, also, his poems were often based on actual incidents. Wilfred Owen focused his poetry on the particulars of war and the men involved: dirt, muddle, boredom etc, Owen often wrote about the horror of war and the dignity of men. He deeply felt a sense of the appalling wastefulness of war, casualties and the human spirit. The similarities between these two poets are they both tried to record realistic horrors of the war; to have it stopped. They were both angry at the war’s brutality, they were also showed very compassionate studies of the circumstances of fighting men.

The connection I made between these 2 texts is that they both experienced death, these texts are Memorial Tablet by Siegfried Sassoon and Dulce et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen. In the poem Memorial tablet, Siegfried Sassoon wrote about a man being forced to fight in the war, the man fought for “two bleeding years”, but this man was shot “My wound was slight, I was hobbling back; and then a shell Burst slick upon the duckboards: so I fell Into the bottomless mud, and lost the light.”. In Dulce et Decorum Est Wilfred Owen watched a man choke to death by gas, Wilfred Owen screamed “Gas! Gas! Quick, boys!” But he could hear someone screaming “But someone still was yelling out and stumbling And flound’ring like a man in fire or lime… Dim, through
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