Wilfred Owen

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Wilfred Edward Salter Owen, 1893-1918 3

Anthem for Doomed Youth 4

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Exposure 6

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Dulce et Decorum Est 9

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Context

Wilfred Edward Salter Owen, 1893-1918

Wilfred Owen was born in Oswestry, Shropshire and educated at Birkenhead Institute and Shrewsbury Technical College.

From the age of nineteen Owen wanted to be a poet and immersed himself in poetry, being especially impressed by Keats and Shelley. He wrote almost no poetry of importance until he saw acti...

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