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Anthem For Doomed Youth Analysis



Author: poem of Wilfred Owen Type: poem Views: 77


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 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.

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 goodbyes.
   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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Before reading this I had a YOLO mentality but this poem really hit hard to me and I feel i need to make a change in my life.

| Posted on 2013-02-26 | by a guest


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llllll a very good war fighter and hes good at poetry jjjjjj

| Posted on 2013-01-11 | by a guest


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the poem higlights owens personal misery and is reflected in both stanzas. the first stanza is underlined by the \'light\' contrast in the second stanza, helping to emphasis the horrors of war.

| Posted on 2012-12-06 | by a guest


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while reading this i realised that my feet smell .this really helped

| Posted on 2012-06-05 | by a guest


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\'Anthem\' is the meaning of a celebrity for something
\'doomed\' is the meaning of no hope as the people have mentioned before
\'youth\' is the meaning of youngs
\'Anthem for doomed youth is explained as celebrity for non hope young soldiers

| Posted on 2012-05-06 | by a guest


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\"Anthem for Doomed Youth\" is a well-known poem written by Wilfred Owen which incorporates the themes of the horror of war.
It employs the traditional form of a petrarchan sonnet, but it uses the rhyme scheme of an English sonnet. Much of the second half of the poem is dedicated to funeral rituals suffered by those families deeply affected by World War I. The poem does this by following the sorrow of common soldiers in one of the bloodiest battles of the 20th century. Written between September and October 1917, when Owen was a patient at Craiglockhart War Hospital in Edinburgh recovering from shell shock, the poem is a lament for young soldiers whose lives were unnecessarily lost in the First World War. The poem is also a comment on Owen\'s rejection of his religion in 1915.
While at hospital, Owen met and became close friends with another poet, Siegfried Sassoon. Owen asked for his assistance in refining his poems\' rough drafts. It was Sassoon who named the start of the poem \"anthem\", and who also substituted \"doomed\" for \"dead\"; the famous epithet of \"patient minds\" is also a correction of his. The amended manuscript copy, in both men\'s handwriting, still exists and may be found at the Wilfred Owen Manuscript Archive on the world wide web.[

| Posted on 2011-12-03 | by a guest


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This poem was a response to to the propoganda written by Jessie Pope. Jessie Pope encouraged young men to go to war and yet Wilfred Owen just wanted the war to end and for people to stop dying arund him.

| Posted on 2011-11-09 | by a guest


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is the post that was posted on 29/10/2011 supposed to say something?
or is it a web address? (it says url)

| Posted on 2011-10-30 | by a guest


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| Posted on 2011-10-29 | by a guest


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This poem is basically a long comparison between the elaborate ceremonial of a Victorian-style funeral and the way in which men go to death on the Western Front. Owen writes straightforwardly and creates vivid images with well crafted sentences such as \'for these who die as cattle\'
Owen also makes extensive use of sound devices, especially alliteration.

| Posted on 2011-10-16 | by a guest


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about the death of a soldier whose family gets notified about it.
this is the reality of war.

| Posted on 2011-10-14 | by a guest


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Also alot of parts of this poem compare to churches..like bells candles
like the ceremony of death, burial, funeral

| Posted on 2011-10-06 | by a guest


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This is avery nice poem. Its really nice. And even more nice than nucer nicest.

| Posted on 2011-08-02 | by a guest


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la lalalalalalala you will never get this you will never get this lalalalalala

| Posted on 2011-05-30 | by a guest


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\"anthem for doomed youth\" doomed refers to the fact that they have no hope. youth refers to their innocence and submissiveness (willingness to do what someone tells them to do).

| Posted on 2011-05-17 | by a guest


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wow the comments on this are really good :) and actually helped me with my coursework :D

| Posted on 2011-03-17 | by a guest


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Assignment due tommorow! aah
this really helped me break it down,
fingers crossed !

| Posted on 2011-03-16 | by a guest


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this helps so much, thankyou! I had to write some essay comparing Wilfred Owen\'s poems, the analysis\' really helped, thanks!!

| Posted on 2011-03-14 | by a guest


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(kill Tom cook his above me )the in formation was very helpful so thank you

| Posted on 2011-02-22 | by a guest


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this is a very good poem, its confusing but is very understandable if you get to know it. First paragraph talks about the death at the time the second, talks about what happend after the death.
THANKS

| Posted on 2011-01-26 | by a guest


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Oi, stop copy and pasting other peoples work as your own, it\'s not fair

| Posted on 2010-12-04 | by a guest


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cheers bois doing this for my mock exams A*s for me ;) lmao

| Posted on 2010-12-02 | by a guest


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Well, this poem is actually written in the style of a sonnet. All the lines except 2&3 are in iambic pentameter (10 syllables a line, emphasis on every other syllable). There are two really big themes here and they are: the senseless devastation this war created for civillians and the loss of identity soldiers endured. They were no longer people, but numbers. There is a lot of onamatapia in the first stanza simulating the battlefield. \"wailing shells\" is a little ironic that the killer is also personified as a mourner. In the second stanza, it is full of metaphors reinforcing the sorrow the families at home endure. Also, the ryhme scheme is different than the first stanza here, now ABBACC as opposed to ABAB in the first stanza.

| Posted on 2010-11-18 | by a guest


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Can someone please give a proper full analysis of he poem?

| Posted on 2010-11-13 | by a guest


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LOOL
copied and pasted into my essay and got A* in my GCSE!
THANK YOU SO FKIN MUCH!

| Posted on 2010-11-07 | by a guest


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вАШAnthem for Doomed YouthвАЩ is a 14 line poem with usually 10 syllables per line вАУ a sonnet. A sonnet is a lyrical poem usually associated with romance. However, this poem is the complete opposite вАУ it underlines the psychological trauma of the war and the poor treatment the soldiers receive. The sorrow and bitterness expressed in the poem is vivid and it is clear that the soldiers deserve the upmost pity.

| Posted on 2010-10-14 | by a guest


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Thanks alot, I\'m a girl from Sweden. I think that you would say that I\'m a grade 12 or Senior(?) And we have to do this but I have no idea why.. Anyway it was very helpful:)

| Posted on 2010-10-03 | by a guest


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Someone please shoot Tom Cook....but for those who did analyse parts of the poem, thank you so so much....i\'m a year 11 who has to analyse and compare this poem to \'dulce et decorum est\' also by Wilfred Owen and am currently sufferering from a severe case of writer\'s block so all of the analysis comments were of great help! i didn\'t copy them btw, i used them as inspiration...but thanks guys!

| Posted on 2010-09-21 | by a guest


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Someone please shoot Tom Cook....but for those who did analyse parts of the poem, thank you so so much....i\'m a year 11 who has to analyse and compare this poem to \'dulce et decorum est\' also by Wilfred Owen and am currently sufferering from a severe case of writer\'s block so all of the analysis comments were of great help! i didn\'t copy them btw, i used them as inspiration...but thanks guys!

| Posted on 2010-09-21 | by a guest


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an anthem must reflects the brutality of war and its after effects.first stanza takes us to the battlefield and second stanza takes us to the sad shires. owen conveys the futility and frustration of war and wants respond from his readers. the sensitivity and emotion differ man from the cattle.

| Posted on 2010-08-30 | by a guest


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Owen is not being emotional or subjective at all! In fact he hardly ever does this in his poems. Instead he objectively uses sensory imagery to bring the effects and scenarioes of war into context for responders. Once the responder has an interpretation of the horrors of war, he or she can draw their own emotions the poem. Texts which encourage responder engagement such as this often portay the illusion that the words themselves are emotional, when infact the emotions are being generated by the reader as he/she visualises the situation conveyed to them by Owen.

| Posted on 2010-08-09 | by a guest


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This poem is very beautiful.
And thank you everyone for the help, its really appreciated.

| Posted on 2010-08-08 | by a guest


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Wilfred Owen did not write this all by himself, for those who say he is so soulful. Siegfried Sassoon was the editor and did a lot if you look at the original and published copy. The original was very different, even its meaning was different. The poem was not even a sonnet before Sassoon looked at it. Just making sure people don\'t forget Sassoon\'s input in it.

| Posted on 2010-08-02 | by a guest


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An ANTHEM for Doomed Youth!the irony begins there. Owens fought the war nd is obviously personal about it. he calls the funeral rites for soldiers killed in war mockeries as they are send to their deaths.
Thanks evrybody fr all the comments. Nd Tom Cook, check on history bfore u actally try to cook up smthing!

| Posted on 2010-07-06 | by a guest


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heyy yal im heaps good at english, email me for some techniques help at :D

| Posted on 2010-06-09 | by a guest


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holly farrell is my bubba gal!!! shes my beautiful howling wolf she is my egghead gal! love her gal pal bubba girl/egghead one/bubba bear/dunn girl/
d-UnIt

| Posted on 2010-06-09 | by a guest


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yous are all rubbish at english jordon culgan wrote a beautiful poem on the anthem of doomed youth email him for help on the use of techniques

| Posted on 2010-06-09 | by a guest


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Ive got my Alevel English exam 2mo so i thought i would do some last minute cramming!
All these comments have been so helpful thanks everyone - i think this is finaly the first time ive actually become interested in one of his poems - bit late now haha.

| Posted on 2010-06-07 | by a guest


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Wilfred Owens write s with heart he take every thing around him into his poem and his feelings and view shows exactly what the situation is about. I mean war for example many live s are lost due to our leaders arguments i mean do we really know why we go to war? Am people should consider that sometimes the reason are deeper than whats seen on the surface. People can be easily blinded by our leaders hidden motivations. I really just wanna say that this are few things we should take into consideration while reading Anthem for doomed youth.

| Posted on 2010-06-02 | by a guest


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tom cook how could that be, he had no children you idiot he was homosexual, what an odd thing to say in the first place, get a life cookie!!!!.

| Posted on 2010-05-31 | by a guest




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