The soldier in the poem is an old man
The poem is written in the third person but from the viewpoint of the injured soldier. How does the use of the third person relate to the situation the soldier finds himself in after being injured.
The use of the third person robs the soldier of the power to tell his own story. This relates to the fact that he is now dependent on others to do things of him.
The use of the third person shows us that he is now incapable of speaking for himself just as he is incapable of looking after himself.
The use of the third person shows us that the soldier has lost all interest in himself and now he needs someone else to tell his story for him.
Who is to blame for what has happened to this young man? Choose all that apply.
His friends from the football team
The recruiting officers
His girlfriend, Meg
The Germans he was fighting against
Annotate this stanza to show how language and poetic devices are being used to present the soldier. This stanza is typical of the way in which Owen contrasts the soldier's life before and after his injuries.
The soldier is longing for death.