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date: 11 December 2019

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This chapter evaluates Wilfred Owen, who has become synonymous with war poetry, and studies the posthumousness of his public literary career and the architecture of his poetry. The latter reveals that each of Owen's poems takes an entirely different aspect of the war, is always centred in a particular incident, which it then builds around. The chapter studies Owen's distancing from Siegfried Sassoon and how his poetry located positive value in ‘the inwardness of war’, also showing that Owen not only told his readers what the war was like, but also tried to connect feelings about war and its negations.

Keywords: Wilfred Owen, posthumousness, public literary career, structure of poetry, aspect of war, inwardness, feelings about war

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