Here are soldiers experience extreme destructivness; destruction of civilisation, destruction of the landscape, and very importantly, the destructive effect war can have on the human soul, this is particularly evident through poems such as strange meeting, Owen does not portray anger as the enemy he is angry at the people who are sending them to war, who are affectively his superior and his rulers of the country, he is angry at the people who are sending him to war because of the lost of lives.
a very good example of this is Dulce et decorum est, perhaps his most famous poem which provides a lot of graphic detail and gruesome images that however horrible they might be only tell the truth about war unlike what some other poets of the time say Pope said about war.
Compare and contrast the theme of loss in ‘Disabled’ (1917) by Wilfred Owen and ‘Out-out’ (1916) by Robert Frost.
IGCSE English Literature Section B Year 11
Section B Coursework, Graded A*
Discuss how two poets from the selection treat the subject of childhood.
The poems ‘Follower’ by Seamus Heaney and ‘My Parents’ by Stephen Spenders.
AS Level, A Mark, Band 2, 80%