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Wilfred Owen (1893-1918) was an English poet, most famous for his WWI poems depicting the horror of war, before he was killed as a soldier in that same war.

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Is this a pararhyme?

"Halted", "Fed" and "Eased" from first stanza of "Spring Offensive" by Wilfred Owen. Halted against the shade of a last hill They fed, and, lying easy, were at ease; And, finding comfortable ...
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What Battle inspired Wilfred Owen's "Spring Offensive" poem?

Seems it was written about a military initiative in spring 1917 but was there a name for the battle itself? I can't seem to find a reference anywhere...
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What do the night and day in "The Unreturning" symbolise?

I now understand the poem "The Unreturning" much better than I did when I asked this question, thanks to Peter's excellent answer and my reading through it several more times and more carefully. It's ...
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Who is the speaker in "The Unreturning"?

Wilfred Owen's poem "The Unreturning" (full text here) seems remarkably free of context - it never says explicitly what it's about, what's happening, which "dead" are being talked about, who or what ...
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How much does "The Parable of the Old Man and the Young" differ from the original Bible story?

The poem "The Parable of the Old Man and the Young", usually attributed to Wilfred Owen although much of it was written by Siegfried Sassoon, is a slight retelling of the Biblical story of Abraham and ...
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