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Wilfred Owen. Photo in Good News Liverpool. Public Domain
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Edward A Kliszus

Wilfred Owen’s Anthem for Doomed Youth

Images usually associated with death with their usual, reverent treatment in religious funerals are presented to contrast with death during wartime. The low-value war sets on human life is exemplified by the opening reference to those “who die as cattle,” akin to animals in a slaughterhouse.

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