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English IV February 1. P. 821. Journal. If war is so universally reviled around the world, why are there so many wars? What can people do to prevent future wars?. Wilfred Owen 1893-1918. One of the most poignant modern poets. “The Poetry is in the pity.”

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journal
Journal
  • If war is so universally reviled around the world, why are there so many wars?
  • What can people do to prevent future wars?
wilfred owen 1893 1918
Wilfred Owen1893-1918
  • One of the most poignant modern poets.
  • “The Poetry is in the pity.”
  • He studied Keats, and in France modernist French poets.
  • Greatest influence was his experiences in WWI.
wilfred owen 1893 19181
Wilfred Owen1893-1918
  • At age 21 when WWI began he enlisted in British army.
  • Poetry based on his experiences in muddy trench warfare, and military hospitals.
  • He was killed in action in 1918 at age 25 -- just 7 days before war ended.
dulce et decorum est
Dulce et Decorum Est
  • “It is Sweet and Honorable to Die for Your Country.”
oxymoron
Oxymoron
  • A figure of speech that combined apparently contradictory ideas to create a strong emphasis.
  • E.g. -- Tough Love; Cold Comfort;
  • “...parting is such sweet sorrow.”
assignment
Assignment
  • Partner Read Dulce et Decorum Est P. 822

2. ANSWER P. 824 # 1 - 7

3. Partner Read “The Rear Guard” P. 823

4. Write 1 paragraph comparison and contrast following Writing assignment on P. 824

5. Create your own oxymoron, use it in a sentence, and Illustrate.