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Wilfred Owen: Greatest War Poet in the English Language (1893-1918)

Imagery Analysis

LASTING IMAGES OF A WAR POET

Wilfred Owen's abilitiy to focus on certain images and moments makes these scenes identifiable to even the person who has never experienced the torment of war.
 
Owen often utilized sensory imagery throughout his poetry as a way of showing dramatic images from his time in war. His constant use of the senses of sound, smell, touch, as well as sight are to increase the aspect of his various images of war to the audience as it had on him one time or another.
 
Finally, his diverse use of understandable imagery and technique is what makes him one of the memorable of the war poets.

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Natasha Wedderburn
Coral Gables Senior High School
Ms. Munnerlyn
IB/AP English IV