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  1. 1. Wilfred Owen <ul><li>Birth: 18th March 1893. </li></ul><ul><li>Place of Birth: Oswestry, Shropshire, UK. </li></ul><ul><li>- Nationality: British. - Job Title: Lay Worker, Soldier, Poet. - Died: 4th November 1918, UK. </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>Biography </li></ul><ul><li>Selected Poetry of Wilfred Owen </li></ul><ul><li>Bibliography </li></ul>
  3. 3. Biography <ul><li>Owen was born on 18th March 1893, in Oswestry. Despite giving the impression of being wealthy and upper-middle class, the family was forced to the point of bankruptcy when Owen’s grandfather died. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Owen studied at the Birkenhead Institute and later at Shrewsbury Technical School, but his fondest wish was to go a University of Oxford. </li></ul><ul><li>He lived and worked in the church alongside the Pastor to go a this University . </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>He turned to one of his first loves, poetry. </li></ul><ul><li>He grew critical of the ecclesiastical establishment and began to turn away from religion. </li></ul><ul><li>Owen suffered a physical and emotional breakdown . </li></ul>.
  6. 6. <ul><li>Owen wrote his first poem about the war, Uriconium. </li></ul><ul><li>After, in England Owen was aware of the horrors of the war. </li></ul><ul><li>After a long time, he started to write poems about the suffering that he saw . </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Owen and Sasson worked together . A few historians have speculated over a possible sexual relationship, it seems as though their relationship was purely one of teacher and pupil. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>On October 31st 1918, Owen wrote a letter home, describing his time in the cellar of a grand house where his section had been put up. Although still describing the harsh realities of war, his letter was optimist. The war was almost over, the Germans were retreating . </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Exactly a week later, Owen was shot dead. </li></ul><ul><li>Owen’s brother took control of his material even all records of his homosexuality were destroyed. </li></ul><ul><li>His poems were published to a modest reception before fading into obscurited. </li></ul>Index
  10. 10. Selected Poetry of Wilfred Owen <ul><li>A Terre </li></ul><ul><li>Anthem For Doomed Youth </li></ul><ul><li>Apologia Pro Poemate Meo       </li></ul><ul><li>Arms And The Boy       </li></ul><ul><li>At a Calvary Near the Ancre </li></ul><ul><li>Conscious      </li></ul><ul><li>Disabled </li></ul><ul><li>Dulce et Decorum Est </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Exposure </li></ul><ul><li>Futility </li></ul><ul><li>Greater Love Mental Cases </li></ul><ul><li>On Seeing a Piece of Our Heavy Artillery    </li></ul><ul><li>Smile, Smile, Smile </li></ul><ul><li>Spring Offensive </li></ul><ul><li>Strange Meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Insensibility </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>The Chances </li></ul><ul><li>The Dead-beat </li></ul><ul><li>The End </li></ul><ul><li>The Parable of the Old Man and the Young </li></ul><ul><li>The Send-off   </li></ul><ul><li>The Sentry </li></ul><ul><li>The Show </li></ul><ul><li>Wild with all Regrets </li></ul><ul><li>The poems of Owen about war, peace and society . </li></ul>Index
  13. 13. Bibliography <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>Index