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Expressionist Analysis Of Wilfred Owen’s Poems: Anthem For Doomed Youth, Dulce Et Decorum Est, A Terre, Futility And Strange Meeting


Kousar, R and Sarfraz, N and Qasim, K, Expressionist Analysis Of Wilfred Owen's Poems: Anthem For Doomed Youth, Dulce Et Decorum Est, A Terre, Futility And Strange Meeting, International Journal of English and Education, 5, (2) pp. 68-80. ISSN 2278-4012 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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This paper reveals representation of reality in Wilfred Owen’s selected poems. It uses abstraction, artistic volition and interior monologue to explore expressionism in Owen’s poems. It takes insight from the experimentation of Edvard Munch, Vincent Van Gogh and Strindberg. Expressionism breaks the narrowing limits of finite reality presented by the outward callous world. It focuses on the eternal feelings and emotions rather than the external objects. Wilfred Owen is remarkable in his poetic usage of metrical and musical effects and imagery. He sustains the courage to treat the ugly and strange matters. He reveals reality through metaphor and novel ways of applying colors. This study offers a fresh perspective to the readers to visualize Owen’s poetry in a fresh position.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Expressionism, Wilfred Owen, Nightmarish Imagery, Abstraction, Artistic Volition, Interior Monologue.
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Linguistics
Research Field:Applied linguistics and educational linguistics
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Sport, exercise and recreation
Objective Field:Recreation and leisure activities (excl. sport and exercise)
UTAS Author:Kousar, R (Ms Rehana Kousar)
ID Code:122992
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:School of Humanities
Deposited On:2017-12-08
Last Modified:2018-01-18

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