One of the many influences of Wilfred Owen was Siegfried Sasson. Sasson played a major role
in the development of Owen as a writer. It is noted that Sasson served as a mentor to Owen often being a critic of the young
Sasson also served as a driving force in him influencing Wilfred Owen to neglect the aspect
of his Romantic centered world but to embrace war, "not play with art". During the three-month timeperiod Owen spent
with Sasson during his early stage of writing poetry he drafted over a dozen poems.
Moreover, Sasson's contacts in London, placed Owen in the circle of literati he had always
hoped to be a part of.