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    Anthem for Doomed

    Youth

    Wilfred Owen

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    Re-drafting the poem

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    Re-drafting the poem

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    The Final Draft or is it?

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    Anthem for Doomed Youth

    What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?- Only the monstrous anger of the guns.

    Only the stuttering rifles' rapid rattle

    Can patter out their hasty orisons.No mockeries now for them; no prayers nor bells;

    Nor any voice of mourning save the choirs,-

    The shrill, demented choirs of wailing shells;And bugles calling for them from sad shires.

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    Anthem for Doomed Youth

    What candles may be held to speed them all?

    Not in the hands of boys but in their eyes

    Shall shine the holy glimmers of good-byes.

    The pallor of girls' brows shall be their pall;

    Their flowers the tenderness of patient minds,

    And each slow dusk a drawing-down of blinds.

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    Anthem for Doomed Youth

    What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?- Only the monstrous anger of the guns.

    Only the stuttering rifles' rapid rattle

    Can patter out their hasty orisons.No mockeries now for them; no prayers nor bells;

    Nor any voice of mourning save the choirs,-

    The shrill, demented choirs of wailing shells;And bugles calling for them from sad shires.

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    Point

    Example

    Explain the

    effect

    Answers the question

    Usually a quotation

    Why has the authorchosen to use those

    words? What is the

    effect on the audience?

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    What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?

    Why did Wilfred Owen choose this simile todescribe the men?

    Wilfred Owen uses a simile to describe the soldiers dying in battle.

    He writes that the soldiers die as cattle.

    This simile is effective because it shows that Owen feels that themen were dying without dignity and that the amount of men dyingwas like the number of cattle being slaughtered.

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    Onomatopoeia

    Personification

    Alliteration

    is a word which imitates the sound itrepresents.

    e.g. 'splash' sounds similar to thenoise of something falling into water.

    is the repetition of initial consonantsounds in neighbouring words.

    e.g. bouncing ball

    is giving human qualities to animalsor objects.

    e.g. a smiling moon; dancing flowers

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    Onomatopoeia

    Personification

    Alliteration

    -Only the monstrous anger of the guns.Only the stuttering rifles' rapid rattle

    Can patter out their hasty orisons.

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    Personification

    OnomatopoeiaMetaphor

    No mockeries now for them; no prayers nor bells;Nor any voice of mourning save the choirs,-The shrill, demented choirs of wailing shells;

    And bugles calling for them from sad shires.

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    Anthem for Doomed Youth

    What candles may be held to speed them all?Not in the hands of boys but in their eyesShall shine the holy glimmers of good-byes.

    The pallor of girls' brows shall be their pall;Their flowers the tenderness of patient minds,And each slow dusk a drawing-down ofblinds.

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    Funeral / Death /

    Mourning Images

    choirs

    flowers

    sad shires

    bugles calling

    pall

    The poem

    contains many

    images related to

    funerals, deathand mourning.

    Complete the

    bubble map byadding all of the

    funeral images

    that you can find.

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    Funeral / Death /

    Mourning Images

    bells

    orisons

    prayers

    mourning

    choirs

    sad shires

    bugles calling

    candles

    holy glimmers of good-byes

    flowers

    pall

    drawing down of blinds

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    Point

    Example

    Explain the

    effect

    Answers the question

    Usually a quotation

    Why has the authorchosen to use those

    words? What is the

    effect on the audience?

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    How does Owen use death

    imagery in his poem?

    Wilfred Owen uses many images of death, funerals andmourning in the poem Anthem for Doomed Youth.

    Choose 2 examples from the bubble map

    Comment on the effect of your choice of examples. Whydid Owen choose to use these images? What do theymake the reader think of?

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    Rhetorical QuestionsRhetorical questions are questions that do not require an answer.

    They are written to make the reader think about the topic beingaddressed.

    He wrote: What passing-bells for these who die as cattle? and

    What candles may be held to speed them all?

    How does Owen use rhetorical questions in Anthem for DoomedYouth?

    Owen uses rhetorical questions at the start of each of the twostanzas of the poem Anthem for Doomed Youth.

    Your turn! Why are these two questions effective? What do theymake the reader think about / evaluate? What do they tell thereader about the poets personal point of view?