How To Study For
Wilfred Owen’s TheWar Poems
Study Skills
• Know the poems
• Remember the quotes
• Be able to talk about the devices
• Use vocabulary for poetry
• Plan...
Chunking
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Chunking
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Chunking poetry
What connects all of Owen’s poetry is...
What Owen says to us in his poetry is...
In a number of his poems...
Chunking the poems
• Dying in war: Dulce et Decorum Est,With
an Identity Disc, I Saw His Round Mouth’s
Crimson
• The impac...
Something Funny
Dying in War
• Dulce:“Guttering, choking, drowning”;
“froth-corrupted lungs”;“incurable sores”.
• I Saw His Round Mouth’s ...
Key Words To Use
• Owen characterises dying in his poems as:
• dehumanising
• brutal
• lonely
• an emptiness
The Impact of War
• Dead Beat:“stupid like a cod”;“it’s not
these stiffs have crazed him”;“that scum...
died. Hooray!”
• M...
Key Words To Use
• In Owen’s poetry, the soldiers who are not
physically killed are:
• morally and spiritually deadened
• ...
Anthem For Doomed
Youth
The Pointlessness of
War
• Inspection:“The world is washing out its
stains”
• Futility:“O what fatuous sunbeams toil / To
...
Key Words To Use
• The experience of war in Owen’s poetry is
represented as:
• Without hope
• Relentless, merciless
• Unna...
The Ordinary Soldier
• Owen emphasizes the experience of the
ordinary soldier because...
• The experience of the ordinary ...
Understanding An Essay
Question
‘Owen’s poems reveal tenderness and compassion
towards those whose lives have been destroy...
Planning A Response
• Poems = Which poems reveal tenderness
and compassion?
• Reveal = How do they reveal tenderness
and c...
Practise Writing Tasks
• All of Owen’s poems reveal tenderness and
compassion through the empathy he shows
towards the com...
Study Goals
• Chunk poems
• Learn quotes
• Write statements
• Practice planning through chunking
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  1. 1. How To Study For Wilfred Owen’s TheWar Poems
  2. 2. Study Skills • Know the poems • Remember the quotes • Be able to talk about the devices • Use vocabulary for poetry • Plan effective responses
  3. 3. Chunking • 738349862
  4. 4. Chunking • 738 349 862
  5. 5. Chunking poetry What connects all of Owen’s poetry is... What Owen says to us in his poetry is... In a number of his poems Owen... In several poems Owen explores... In a number of his poems Owen... In several poems Owen explores... In a number of his poems Owen... In several poems Owen explores... In this poem Owen focuses on... In this poem Owen focuses on... In this poem Owen focuses on... In this poem Owen focuses on... In this poem Owen focuses on... In this poem Owen focuses on... In this poem Owen focuses on... In this poem Owen focuses on... In this poem Owen focuses on...
  6. 6. Chunking the poems • Dying in war: Dulce et Decorum Est,With an Identity Disc, I Saw His Round Mouth’s Crimson • The impact of war: Dead Beat, Disabled, Mental Cases • The pointlessness of war: Inspection, Futility,Anthem For DoomedYouth
  7. 7. Something Funny
  8. 8. Dying in War • Dulce:“Guttering, choking, drowning”; “froth-corrupted lungs”;“incurable sores”. • I Saw His Round Mouth’s Crimson:“In his eyes / the cold stars lighting, very old and bleak” • Identity Disc:“Until the name grow vague and wear away.”
  9. 9. Key Words To Use • Owen characterises dying in his poems as: • dehumanising • brutal • lonely • an emptiness
  10. 10. The Impact of War • Dead Beat:“stupid like a cod”;“it’s not these stiffs have crazed him”;“that scum... died. Hooray!” • Mental Cases:“memory fingers in their hair of murders”;“Dawn break open like a wound that bleeds afresh.” • Disabled:“his colour.../Poured it down shell holes”;“the women’s eyes / Passed from
  11. 11. Key Words To Use • In Owen’s poetry, the soldiers who are not physically killed are: • morally and spiritually deadened • brutalised • irreparably traumatised
  12. 12. Anthem For Doomed Youth
  13. 13. The Pointlessness of War • Inspection:“The world is washing out its stains” • Futility:“O what fatuous sunbeams toil / To break earth’s sleep at all?” • Anthem For DoomedYouth:“What passing bells for these who die as cattle?”;“What candles may be held to speed them all?”
  14. 14. Key Words To Use • The experience of war in Owen’s poetry is represented as: • Without hope • Relentless, merciless • Unnatural / At odds with nature
  15. 15. The Ordinary Soldier • Owen emphasizes the experience of the ordinary soldier because... • The experience of the ordinary soldier is contrasted with that of officers because... • The experience of the ordinary soldier is at the centre of Owen’s poems. He attempts to...
  16. 16. Understanding An Essay Question ‘Owen’s poems reveal tenderness and compassion towards those whose lives have been destroyed by the war.’ i. ‘The poems condemn those who encourage young men to go to war.’ Discuss.
  17. 17. Planning A Response • Poems = Which poems reveal tenderness and compassion? • Reveal = How do they reveal tenderness and compassion? • Destroyed = Who is destroyed by the experience of war? What does it mean to be destroyed?
  18. 18. Practise Writing Tasks • All of Owen’s poems reveal tenderness and compassion through the empathy he shows towards the common soldier. • Many of Owen’s poems show young men physically destroyed by war - either through death or injury. • Furthermore, Owen’s poems deal in the mental destruction of soldiers.
  19. 19. Study Goals • Chunk poems • Learn quotes • Write statements • Practice planning through chunking
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