Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon and the Poetry of War

1 In The Owl, written in February 1915, three months before he enlisted, Edward Thomas characteristically sets himself on the open road: walking at night feeling hungry, cold and tired. When he enters an inn, though, the exterior world is ‘quite barred out’ except for ‘An owl’s cry, a most melancholy cry // Shaken out… Read More Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon and the Poetry of War

Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon and the Poetry of War

1 In The Owl, written in February 1915, three months before he enlisted, Edward Thomas characteristically sets himself on the open road: walking at night feeling hungry, cold and tired. When he enters an inn, though, the exterior world is ‘quite barred out’ except for ‘An owl’s cry, a most melancholy cry // Shaken out… Read More Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon and the Poetry of War

The Waste Land as a Modernist Text

TS Eliot‘s The Waste Land, which has come to be identified as the representative poem of the Modernist canon, indicates the pervasive sense of disillusionment about the current state of affairs in the modern society, especially post World War Europe, manifesting itself symbolically through the Holy. Grail legend and the fertility legends discussed in JG… Read More The Waste Land as a Modernist Text