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Wilfred Owen

Wilfred Owen
Wilfred Owen (1893 - 1918) was an English poet and soldier, one of the leading poets of the First World War, whose poetry stood in stark contrast both to the public perception of war at the time and to the confidently patriotic verse written by earlier war poets.
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He sat in a wheeled chair, waiting for dark, And shivered in his ghastly suit of grey, Legless, sewn short at elbow. Through the park Voices of boys rang saddening like a hymn, Voices of play and pleasure after day, Till gathering sleep had mothered...