Disabled Essay

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Disabled “Disabled” is a poem written by Wilfred Owen. This poem is about a disabled man who has lost his limbs in a war. Wilfred Owen made the poem very pitiful and depressing by adding language devices in the poem. The man is now changed and people avoid him because he is different. The first language device that the author used is facts. There were many facts he used in the poem such as “Smiling they wrote his lie, aged nineteen years”, as we all know at that time in the war they needed soldiers so they took as many boys into the war to fight for their country. The second language device is emotive language because the man wants to die because he lives a depressing and sad life. He was a proud boy who has to suffer indignity on a daily basis and he was totally pendant on others. Every day he wants to die and he knows that he will never have a relationship or a family. The third language device will be alliteration and there are many of them in the poem that Wilfred Owen wrote. The first example that he wrote in the poem was “Ghastly suit of grey”, “Play and pleasure” is another and “Lifetime lapsed”. Alliteration is just the repetition of a consonant sound at the beginning of two or more words. The poem is one of the most reputed protests against war as it not only shows the meaningless of it, and the wastage of life caused by it, but also highlights the after effects it has on those who live through it and survive it, returning home maimed either physically or troubled mentally, unable to get over the horrors they had seen and experienced. It is sad to the point of being depressing and frank to the point of being unsettling. It disturbs one, just as it moves one. One sympathizes with the man’s helplessness despite being repelled by his selfishness. Refugee Blues Refugee Blues is a poem

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