2. WILFRED OWEN Wilfred Owen is one of the more famous War
Poets. He was born March 18 th ,1893. He joined the Army in 1915 as
an Officer in the Artists Rifles. Wilfred Owen served in some of
the worst conditions during the following months.
3. THE WAR POETS Poetry from the First World War was written by
soldiers who served at the Western Front. They saw the horrors of
Warfirst hand . They wrote about what they really saw.Their poems
were published just after the war, so they werenot censored . They
are f irst handand oftenunbiasedsources.
4. THE POEM
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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