Does anyone have a summary and analysis of this poem "Insensibility -- Wilfred Owen"Hi everyone!      I was looking for analysis of "Insensibility -- Wilfred Owen" but did not find any. Would...

Does anyone have a summary and analysis of this poem "Insensibility -- Wilfred Owen"

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   I was looking for analysis of "Insensibility -- Wilfred Owen" but did not find any. Would you please help me? Thanks.

 

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gaganwalia | College Teacher | (Level 2) eNoter

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This poem is regardded as on e of the greatest war poems of the centiry. it was born out of the poets intense experience as a soldier. It shows the physical, mental, psychological trauma that resulted from poet's terrible experience during the war. The poem explores the long and short term psychological effects of war on the soldiers. the very title of the poem refers to the fact that the soldiers lose their ability to feel after they have faced the horror and brutality of war on the warfront

The poet makes a distinction between two types of insensibility- one is the insensibility of those who have to live in conditions that are horrifying, th other is the insensibility of those who have never faced the hard facts of war. Having himself fought in the war and faced all ts horrors, Owen fully realises the mental physical and psychological state of the soldier.

Somewhere down the line he too makes a point that as a soldier he is insensitive to the world and being a poet, which are known to be highly sensitive souls, he is sensitive and has very profoundly felt the psychologicsl hazards.

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