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One technique used in this poem is the juxtaposition of light and dark imagery. For example, in the first stanza, Owen describes the soldier "waiting for dark" and dressed in a "ghastly suit of...

Latest answer posted February 23, 2020, 6:53 pm (UTC)

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One major theme of this poem is that people tend to glorify and idealize war, but they are ultimately unprepared for the devastation it causes. For example, the lovely girls who used to dance with...

Latest answer posted August 11, 2017, 12:58 pm (UTC)

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"Disabled" by Wilfred Owen depicts the life of a young man who has lost his arms and legs in World War I. It draws a sharp and drastic contrast between the young man's life prior to joining the...

Latest answer posted August 4, 2016, 9:09 pm (UTC)

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The setting is crucial to the message that Owen wishes to convey. Everyone is enjoying a day out at the park; all except the disabled veteran, that is, who sits there, shivering in his wheelchair,...

Latest answer posted March 27, 2019, 9:31 am (UTC)

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Wilfred Owen was a solider poet of the First World War. His poems, like “Disabled,” focus on the effects of that war. The speaker in “Disabled” is actually an omniscient narrator, one who knows...

Latest answer posted July 31, 2020, 9:13 pm (UTC)

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This sounds like an interesting assignment! Enotes policy is that educators are only able to answer one question per post—we don't want to do your homework for you—so, as these two works are...

Latest answer posted May 22, 2018, 2:52 pm (UTC)

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This is an excellent and profoundly disturbing poem where the strong, handsome youth before he goes to war is ironically compared with the shattered, wheelchair-bound remnant of humanity that...

Latest answer posted October 23, 2011, 9:04 pm (UTC)

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The setting of "Disabled" seems to be a room in a military hospital within earshot of a park. This is significant to the message of the poem, as Owen juxtaposes the laughter and activity of boys in...

Latest answer posted June 1, 2013, 9:03 pm (UTC)

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Marxist criticism isn't, as it seems, taking a socialist view of the text; rather, it views the text as political and social commentary, asking questions about how class is reflected, what it says...

Latest answer posted October 16, 2015, 4:34 pm (UTC)

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Owens uses both imagery and contrast to build sympathy for the disabled soldier who lost his legs in World War I. The poem opens with a description of the former soldier: he sits in a wheelchair in...

Latest answer posted May 27, 2018, 12:10 pm (UTC)

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As is typical of Wilfred Owen, this "poet's poet" as he once called himself, presents the tragic irony of the ideals and false promises of patriotism and the realities of war in his poem...

Latest answer posted June 1, 2013, 7:07 pm (UTC)

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There are several instances in which the horrors of war are illustrated in this poem. In the end, it is as though the soldier is forgotten and knows he is forgotten. The fact that he is in a...

Latest answer posted January 13, 2011, 11:33 pm (UTC)

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Wilfred Owen's poem "Disabled" certainly does not present war as glamorous. On the contrary, it uses the image and experiences of a "legless" and armless young man who was once "a god in kilts" to...

Latest answer posted January 16, 2021, 12:07 pm (UTC)

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