With reference to one or more poems, discuss how Wilfred Owen makes use of poetic technique to paint a vivid picture of the horror of life at the front in World War 1.
Wilfred Owen a poet who experienced the war first hand graphically depicts the horrors of life at the front in World War 1 through the use of different poetic language techniques, Owen paints a vivid picture of life in World War 1 throughout his poems like Disabled and Anthem for Doom Youth, where he shows the lives of the youth in the front line being stripped of their dignity by not getting a proper after life shown in Anthem for Doom Youth and the suffering obtained physically and mentally from the war shown in Disabled.
Wilfred Owen uses a variety of poetic techniques to paint a vivid picture of the horror of life at the front in World War 1. One such technique is similes as seen in Disabled where he talks about how this particular soldier will never be the same as he will never be seen the same. “All of them touch him like some queer disease” this is used to show the emotion in the mentally and physically scarred solider as the women now don’t look at him the same way as he was before . He is now not the great athlete, popular with girls and carried on the shoulders after his football matches instead he is now in a wheel chair without limbs and shown no attention by the girls that used to love him. “Their (the girls) eyes pass from him to the strong men that were whole.” This overall goes back to the theme of the poem, lonely and loss. Owen also uses a simile at the start of Anthem for Doomed Youth where he compares the deaths of our soldiers to the death of cattle “what passing bells for these who die as cattle?” this simile conveys that our soldiers are beat sent off to their deaths like the cattle being sent off to the slaughter house with no chance of survival and no questions asked. This simile shows the soldiers being stripped of their dignity as they are being just...