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Wilfred Owen was one of the most famous war poets in English literature. He was born on March 18, 1893, in Oswestry along the Welsh border. For more information on Wilfred Owen read the fact file below or download the comprehensive worksheet pack containing over 11 worksheets.
- Wilfred was the son of Tom Owen and Susan Shaw, both from a middle-class family.
- As a child, Wilfred felt the financial instability of the family when they moved to a rented house in Birkenhead. His father was a former seaman and railroad manager, while his mother influenced him to study religion by reading the Bible at a very young age.At the age of 18, Wilfred applied for a scholarship at the University of London. He worked as a lay reader in assistance to the clergyman, Reverend Herbert Wigan, in 1911 to 1913 after not qualifying. By 1913, he had traveled to France as a part-time teacher in the Berlitz School of Languages to sustain a living.
- In 1915, he returned home after the outbreak of war and became a member of the Artist’s Rifle. He started the training program and was later commissioned as the 2nd lieutenant of the Manchester Regiment. Before the year ended, he went to France for the front line battle. Letters to his mother kept him alive as he described each phase of being a military man.
- On May 2, 1917, he returned home after a shell-shock incident which made him unfit to lead the troops. He met Siegfried Sassoon, the poet who influenced him to utilize his tragic experiences and nightmares of the war. Together with Sassoon, Robert Graves expanded his literary world.
- In 1918, he returned to the front line in France. He also began writing and rewriting poems. He was awarded with the Military Cross for his bravery and leadership during the battle in Joncourt.
- Wilfred was preparing to publish his first collection when he died on November 4, 1918, as a result of a head shot while crossing the Sambre-Oise canal at Ors. Seven days later, his family received a telegram about his death during the Armistice.
- Some of his famous works are Dulce Et Decorum Est, Anthem for the Doomed Youth, Disabled, 1914, Asleep, Mental Cases, and Exposure. Sassoon published his works after he died.
Wilfred Owen Worksheets
This bundle contains 11 ready-to-use Wilfred Owen Worksheets that are perfect for students who want to learn more about Wilfred Owen who was one of the most famous war poets in English literature. He was born on March 18, 1893, in Oswestry along the Welsh border.
Download includes the following worksheets:
- Wilfred Owen Facts
- Words and Feelings
- Poets Corner
- Great War Poets
- The Owen Family
- World War I Facts
- Dulce Et Decorum Est
- The Military Man
- The Exposure
- My Poem, My Battle
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