Wilfred Owen

Wilfred Owen, born 18th of March 1893 in Oswestry, Shropshire, is known writing poetry about his intense personal experience as a soldier in World War 1. He is known for writing some of the best poetry based around this topic winning multiple hearts as the read. However due to his death in action in November of 1918 he only got the chance to publish five poems. Three of which were national based and the other two appearing anonymously in the ‘Hydra’ journal that Owen edited in 1917. One week after his passing World War 1 was declared over.

In the poem “Disabled” Wilfred Owen clearly expresses his opinion about First World War and the peer pressure that was used to force young people to join the army. The images created by a poet are very realistic as Owen was a soldier himself