What do you believe is Wilfred Owen’s central message in “Anthem for a Doomed Youth”? What does it suggest about his views of World War I?

Please read Wilfred Owen’s “Dulce et Decorum Est” and “Anthem for a Doomed Youth” and Wilfred Gibson’s “Back,” and answer the following discussion questions

Discussion Questions:

1. What do you believe is Wilfred Owen’s central message in “Anthem for a Doomed Youth”? What does it suggest about his views of World War I?

2. What is the poet-narrator describing in “Dulce et Decorum Est”? What do you believe is Owen’s central message in this poem?

3. What do you believe is Wilfred Gibson’s central message in the poem “Back,” especially about the experiences of soldiers returning from the war?

4. In what ways do these three poems contrast with Rupert Brooke’s poetry? Do you believe there was a shift in thinking about the war over the course of WWI?