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1) situate poet and poem historically in general and specific sense (setting, which war)

-POET

аBritish soldier serving in WWI in trenches, front line

аwas enlisted as a soldier in WWI

аsome poets interested in the glory of war but Owen interested in horror

аOwen ‘s view: he is like a camera or movie; documenting rather than suggesting new systems to problems

а

-POEM:

аpoems bring home the brutality of war and the continuity of human suffering

аfeelings of futility and outrage at the suffering cause by WWI

аdiscusses a specific incident (gas attack remembered by those who survived) but uses it to embrace the wider atrocities of war

2) at least 4 poetic devices

-DICTION:

guttering, choking, drowning; show how the man is suffering as well as the terrible pain he is in, something that humans should not have to endure

аwrithing, forth-corrupted say how the man is being tormented

аblood-shod: shows how the troops have been on their feet for days never resting

аflung [into the wagon]: gassed man being flung into a wagon reveals the urgency and occupation with fighting; tossing him there is the only thing they could do; one word can add to the meaning so much shows the effectiveness of diction

-METAPHORS:

аemphasizes points being made

аtroops as being “like beggars under sacks”; not only says they are tired but says that they are so tired they have been brought down to the level of beggars who have not slept in a bed for weeks on end

аcompares victim’s face to the devil ; seeming corrupted

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