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Anthem for the Doomed Youth Analysis/TEE TableCONTEXT:This poem was written in 1917 whilst Wilfred Owen was undergoing treatment for shellshock at a war hospital.Passing comment on official comments on official bodies or government organisations for their lack of security for the younger members of society.IDEAS PRESETNED IN THE POEM:Betrayal (political paradigm – government does not help them)GriefSenseless devastationDehumanisation (lost all sense of humanity – faceless men, losing lives)FuneralWaste (young men going to war for absolutely nothing)PityLossDoomed youth (bound to fail)Anthem for Doomed Youth - TEE TableStanza oneTECHNIQUEEXAMPLEEFFECTIrony“Anthem for doomedyouth” - TITLEAnthem is a Christian song of praise; however, theexploitation of this in the title is ironic in thiscontext as there is nothing to celebrate as the poemportrays the brutalities of war. Adjective/Tone/assonance“Doomed youth” -TITLEThis phrase creates a negative tone and thus revealsthe overall tone of the poem foreshadowing thenegativity of the speaker. It evokes pity andempathy; therefore, showing there is no hope for thesoldiers and hence they are destined to death. Tofurther emphasise this effect the negative tone isaccentuated by the long vowel sound of ‘doomedyouth’ Rhetoricalquestion/Simile“What passing-bellsfor these who die ascattle?”Continuing with the bitter tone the speaker asksrhetorically ‘what passing bells for these who die ascattle?’ This demonstrates the sound of mourning