Unformatted text preview: soldiers fall on deaf ears. He may be relating this deafness to being underwater, not being able to hear anything but muffled sound. His relations to the sea later convince the reader that this is true. Owen tells at the end of the poem that these stories should not be told to children seeking glory, but that all glory is found within fighting for one’s country. With his gory and graphic depiction of the man dying from the gas, one sees anything but glory within this poem. Owen also seems to take his time describing the man, which also makes the reader believe that he is relating the scene slowly as to give more emphasis on the idea of being underwater. Everything seems to slow down, as a reenactment. The silence in the midst of war and death, the slow depiction of the man dying, and the idea of drowning and the mentioning of sea gives the reader the idea that Owen is relating this battle to water and being stuck underwater....
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2009 for the course ENGLISH 216 taught by Professor Johnson during the Spring '08 term at University of Wisconsin.
- Spring '08