World War 1 Poetry Project - Page 7

What the poem about: We can learn some features about WW1 through this poem. The poet wants to describe the war by alluding to the drama of a war. He want to presenting the reality of war and the destruction of youth by mocking weapons. The Last Laugh reminds us of the uselessness of warfare. Owen wanted people at home to see the life and horrors of soldiers. Through language, Owen shows us that war is never the best option to solve problems and conflicts; he conveyed the truth through his poetry. Presentation of the poet: Wilfred Edward Salter Owen (18 March 1893 – 4 November 1918) was an English poet and soldier, one of the leading poets of WW1. His shocking, realistic war poetry on the horrors of trenches and gas warfare. He was killed in action during the crossing of the SambreOise Canal. He suffered shell-shock and died two weeks before the end of the war. He was 25 years old What you think about the poem: Manasse: I was very sad for the soldiers because he die in a cruel condition and I was very surprised because I'd never thought that a poet could explain the war in a poem. Léa: During the reading of the poem I felt sadness because of the soldiers death He didn't deserve to die because he was such an innocent young man. Corinne: I felt compassion for the soldiers in the front because the way they die was shocking. Maïlys: I was very surprised and shocked because the poet tells the life of the soldiers in the war with lot of felling. Song: http://youtu.be/IAsUlCGUoWg We have chosen this song because it is a good representation of the poem and reflects what the poet is portraying in his poem. Like the poem this song talks about soldiers that died in war and the difficulties . they faced