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The Complete Wilfred Owen: The Collected Poetic Works - A Journey into the Heart of War and Compassion

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The Complete Wilfred Owen The Collected Poetic Works The Complete Wilfred Owen: The Collected Poetic Works

"My subject is War, and the pity of War. The poetry is in the pity." - Wilfred Owen

Wilfred Owen, often considered one of the greatest poets of the First World War, left behind a legacy that continues to captivate readers, evoking a profound understanding of the human experience in times of conflict. The Complete Wilfred Owen: The Collected Poetic Works offers a comprehensive anthology of his poems, taking readers on an emotional journey filled with raw honesty, vivid imagery, and a deep sense of compassion.

A Glimpse into Wilfred Owen's Life

Wilfred Owen was born in Oswestry, Shropshire, England, in 1893. He displayed a passion for poetry from an early age and would often write poems that reflected his observations of nature and the world around him. However, it was his experiences during the First World War that would shape his poetic voice and leave an indelible mark on his work.

The Complete Wilfred Owen: The Collected Poetic Works
The Complete Wilfred Owen: The Collected Poetic Works
by Franco Marcoaldi(Kindle Edition)

4.6 out of 5

Language : English
File size : 677 KB
Text-to-Speech : Enabled
Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
Print length : 328 pages
Screen Reader : Supported

Owen enlisted in the British Army in 1915 and was soon sent to the Western Front, where he witnessed the horrors of trench warfare firsthand. These experiences formed the foundation for his powerful and introspective poetry, allowing him to convey the reality of war with unparalleled depth and sincerity.

The Power of Words: Owen's Poetic Style

Owen's poetry is characterized by its poignant imagery, lyrical phrasing, and unflinching portrayal of the physical and psychological impact of war. He explores themes of suffering, loss, and the futile sacrifices made on the battlefield, all while challenging the notions of heroism and glory often associated with warfare.

One of his most famous works, "Dulce et Decorum Est," vividly describes a gas attack and its aftermath. The poem not only exposes the terrifying reality faced by soldiers but also serves as a damning critique of the propaganda that glorified war during that time.

The Complete Wilfred Owen: An Unforgettable Collection

The Complete Wilfred Owen: The Collected Poetic Works presents readers with a comprehensive compilation of Owen's poems, including his most celebrated works such as "Anthem for Doomed Youth," "Strange Meeting," and "Disabled." The collection allows readers to delve into the mind of a poet grappling with the complexities of war, examining the human condition with unwavering honesty.

Each poem in the anthology is a testament to Owen's exceptional ability to transport readers to the trenches, to feel the fear, despair, and hopelessness that permeated the lives of those caught in the chaos of war. Through his mastery of language and powerful imagery, Owen ensures that his readers never forget the sacrifices made by countless individuals during times of conflict.

The Enduring Relevance of Owen's Poetry

Despite the passage of time, Wilfred Owen's poetry remains as relevant and impactful as ever. His words serve as a reminder of the human cost of war, urging us to reflect on the consequences of violence and the need for compassion and understanding.

Owen's works have been studied and admired by generations of readers, inspiring countless poets and artists to explore similar themes in their own creative endeavors. His poems continue to resonate deeply, providing a voice to those who have suffered and reminding us of the power of empathy and compassion in a world marked by turmoil.

Enter the World of Wilfred Owen

With The Complete Wilfred Owen: The Collected Poetic Works, readers have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the profound and moving poetry of a true literary genius. This anthology serves as a testament to Owen's enduring legacy, offering a glimpse into the human experience during one of the most tumultuous periods in history.

So, embark on this incredible journey through The Complete Wilfred Owen: The Collected Poetic Works, and let the words of this remarkable poet envelop you, enlighten you, and touch the depths of your soul.

The Complete Wilfred Owen: The Collected Poetic Works
The Complete Wilfred Owen: The Collected Poetic Works
by Franco Marcoaldi(Kindle Edition)

4.6 out of 5

Language : English
File size : 677 KB
Text-to-Speech : Enabled
Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
Print length : 328 pages
Screen Reader : Supported

This collection contains the complete poetic works of Wilfred Owen, published in chronological order - 143 Poems in total. It has been carefully formatted for clarity of viewing, and includes a Preface by the Author, and and by the celebrated war poet Siegfried Sassoon, who was a friend and contemporary of Wilfred Owen.

The collection contains the following poems:

1. To Poesy
2. Written in a Wood, September 1910
3. My Dearest Colin
4. Sonnet
5. Lines Written on my Nineteenth Birthday
6. Supposed Confessions of a Secondrate Sensitive Mind in Dejection
7. O Believe That God Gives You all that He Promises
8. Little Claus and Big Claus
9. The Rivals
10. A Rhymed Epistle to E.L.G.
11. The Dread of Falling into Naught
12. Science had Looked, and Sees No Life But This:
13. The Little Mermaid
14. The Two Reflections
15. Deep Under the Turfy Grass and Heavy Clay
16. Unto What Pinnacles of Desperate Heights
17. Impromptu
18. Sonnet- (Daily I Muse on Her)
19. But it is not Enough to Look Upon a Rolling Main
20. Uriconium
21. When Late I Viewed the Gardens of Rich Men
22. Long Ages Past in Egypt Thou Wert Worshipped
23. O World of Many Worlds, O Life of Lives
24. The Time was Aeon; and the Place All Earth
25. Nocturne
26. Impromptu: Now, Let Me Feel
27. A Palinode
28. It Was a Navy Boy, So Prim, So Trim
29. Whereas Most Women Live This Difficult Life
30. A New Heaven
31. The Storm
32. To The Bitter Sweet Heart: A Dream
33. Roundel
34. How Do I Love Thee?
35. The Fates
36. Happiness
37. Song of Songs
38. Has Your Soul Sipped
39. The Swift
40. Inspection
41. With an Identity Disc
42. The Promisers
43. Music
44. Anthem For Doomed Youth
45. Winter Song
46. Six O'Clock in Princes Street
47. The One Remains
48. The Sleeping Beauty
49. The City Lights Along the Waterside
50. Autumnal
51. The Unreturning
52. Perversity
53. Maundy Thursday
54. The Peril of Love
55. The Poet In Pain
56. Whither is Passed the Softly-Vanished Day
57. On My Songs
58. To - -
59. To Eros
60. 1914
61. Purple
62. On A Dream
63. Stunned by Their Life's Explosion Into Love
64. From My Diary, July 1914
65. The Ballad of Many Thorns
66. I Saw his Round Mouth's Crimson Deepen as it Fell
67. Apologia Pro Poemate Meo
68. Le Christianisme
69. Hospital Barge
70. Sweet is Your Antique Body, Not Yet Young
71. Page Eglantine
72. The Rime of the Youthful Mariner
73. Who is the God of Canongate?
74. My Shy Hand
75. At a Calvary Near the Ancre
76. Miners
77. The Letter
78. Conscious
79. Schoolmistress
80. Dulce Et Decorum Est
81. A Tear Song
82. The Dead-Beat
83. Insensibility
84. Strange Meeting
85. Sonnet on Seeing a Piece of Our Heavy Artillery Brought into Action
86. Asleep
87. Arms and the Boy
88. The Show
89. Futility
90. The End
91. S.I.W.
92. The Calls
93. Training
94. The Next War
95. Greater Love
96. The Last Laugh
97. Mental Cases
98. The Chances
99. The Send-Off
100. The Parable of the Old Man and the Young
101. Disabled
102. A Terre
103. The Kind Ghosts
104. Soldier's Dream
105. I Am the Ghost of Shadwell Stair
106. Elegy in April and September
107. Exposure
108. The Sentry
109. Smile, Smile, Smile
110. Spring Offensive
111. Before Reading a Biography of Keats for the First Time
112. Consummation is Consumption
113. Within Those Days
114. Handling Upon the Fairy-Strange Enchantments
115. Full Springs of Thought Around me Rise
116. At Dawn, I Love to Stray Upon the Meeting-Line
117. The West! I Dare Not Pass into the West
118. Sonnet: When I Perceive by Watching
119. Spring Not, Spring Not in my Wild Eyes, O Tears
120. Impressionist
121. O, Jesus, Now Thine Own Self Speaking
122. Eve of St. Mark
123. Why Should the Anguish of Leaving Those We Love
124. How do the Heavens Rule my Moods!
125. Tis But Love's Shadow - That So Haunts my Thought
126. Hearts and Tarts

- plus more there is no room to list here - 143 in total.

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