The Most Influential Moments Of The First World War

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The First World War was one of the most influential moments of the twentieth century where literate soldiers fought in inhuman conditions and reacted to their surroundings through written words, most often poetry. Jessie Pope and Wilfred Owen were made famous by the poetry they wrote, about describing various war experiences. Both poets wrote from completely different perspectives of war. Jessie Pope born in Leicester (England) in 1868 was an English poet, writer and journalist who remains best known for her patriotic and motivational poems written before the first world war. These poems captured the jingoistic opinion of her culture, which was that war was full of glory that any young man could earn if only he had the courage. Pope 's poetry including Whose up For the Game was originally published in The Daily Mail; it encouraged enlistment in the war and handed a white feather to youths who would not join. Since Pope was a woman, she was never subjected to the harsh reality of war. This resulted in her poetry fading into obscurity after poets like Wilfred Owen returned with works that captured the true essence of war which were pretty much the opposite of Pope’s view. Wilfred Owen could be arguably tho most famous war poet who ever lived. This is due to his shockingly and realistic poetry that captured the horrors of trench and gas warfare. Owen was an English poet born in 1893 at Plas Wilmont, he was later killed in action in November 1918. Owen wasAs a…

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