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Modern English War Poetry$
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Tim Kendall

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199562022

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562022.001.0001

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Wilfred Owen's Concern

Wilfred Owen's Concern

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Modern English War Poetry

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Oxford University Press

This chapter explores the war poetry of Wilfred Owen. Soldier-poet anthologies published during the First World War confirm that ‘urgency of concern’ does not often ‘produce irreplaceable poems’, and that incompetent poets never do. Owen's urgency is considered a masterly effect of language. Owen argues that the subject of War precludes a concern with Poetry, those two capitalized abstractions existing in an antagonistic relationship which may render the phrase ‘War Poetry’ oxymoronic.

Keywords:   war poetry, First World War, Wilfred Owen, soldier-poets, urgency of concern

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