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Apologia Pro Poemate

Meo by Wilfred Owen
Jacqueline Mwai
Mehboob Chatur
Wilfred Owen’s Intention
 Written on November 1917 – after his release from
the hospital, in France.
 ‘My subject is war and the pity of war. My poetry is
in the pity’ - Owen’s preface…


Structure
 Regular rhyme scheme of ABAB – constant mood in
the poem.
 9 stanzas, 4 lines each.
Main Literary Devices
 Imagery
 Rhyming schemes
 Synecdoche

Mood/Tone
 Value of soldiers
 Good and bad
 Lost in their own thoughts
 Appreciation

Themes
 Dehumanization of soldiers
 Misunderstanding by people
 Religion