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Wilfred Owens

"Poet of the Trenches"

Let the boy try along this bayonet-bladeHow cold steel is, and keen with hunger of blood;Blue with all malice, like a madman's flash;And thinly drawn with famishing for flesh.Lend him to stroke these blind, blunt bullet-headsWhich long to muzzle in the hearts of lads.Or give him cartridges of fine zinc teeth,Sharp with the sharpness of grief and death.For his teeth seem for laughing round an apple.There lurk no claws behind his fingers supple;And God will grow no talons at his heels,Nor antlers through the thickness of his curls.

"Arms and the Boy"

-Traumatic Experinces: = He was blown high into the air by a trench mortar, landing among the remains of a fellow officer = He became trapped for days in an old German dugout- After this, he was diagnosed with shell shock- While recuperating at Craiglockhart War Hospital, he met fellow poet Siegfried Sassoon- Week before the end of the war, whilst attempting to traverse a canal, he was shot in the head and killed.

- Born on March 18, 1893 in Shropshire, England; Died on November 4, 1918.- Born the eldest of four children- Worked as a private tutor teaching English and French at the Berlitz School of Languages in Bordeaux, France- On October 1915, he enlisted in the Artists' Rifles Officers' Training Corps.

Wilfred Owen's Poem, "Arms and the Boy" represents a young boys innocence to war and death; how the boy turns into a madman obsessed with weapons of destruction.

Andres Pineda10/31/12Poetry ProjectT&G English



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