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What Battle inspired Wilfred Owen's "Spring Offensive" poem?

Owen does not label a particular action in the poem, but there is supporting evidence to suggest it was inspired by a specific event. Shortly before writing the poem, he put this in a letter home on ...
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How much does "The Parable of the Old Man and the Young" differ from the original Bible story?

How much does this poem differ from the Bible story? The poem appears to be mostly consistent with the original Biblical story (starting with Gen. 22:3, through part of Gen. 22:13). As to your three ...
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Is this a pararhyme?

No. A pararhyme is when two or more words (usually at the ends of lines or at least phrases) have the same pattern of consonants but different vowels: for example, "hill/hall/hell" or "fed/food/fad". ...
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Who is the speaker in "The Unreturning"?

Note: my reading of this poem is informed by the brief analysis of it provided here by the Wilfred Owen Association. That said, I think I take it in a slightly different direction. There are clearly ...
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What do the night and day in "The Unreturning" symbolise?

For my answer, I'm going to build off my previous assertion (found here) that the narrator of this poem is "one who is living in the tension of faith and disbelief" and that the "I" stands for a ...
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