Owen anthem for the doomed youth.

Owenanthem for the doomed youth.

Owenanthem for the doomed youth.

Thepoem is a war poem. The speaker talks about the soldiers who die inbattlefields. The author also tries to illustrate how families ofsoldiers who have passed try to cope with the loss of their lovedones who die on battlefields. The poet illustrates the kind of holyrituals that the deceased soldiers receive when he asks in the poem&quotWhat passing-bells for these who die as cattle?&quot Thespeaker also illustrates the nature of death the soldiers die when heuses the phrase &quotdie as cattle&quot. The poem also illustratesthe suddenness at which the deaths occur. Illustrated when the authoruses the word &quothasty.&quot The poem also illustrates thespeakers thought on war when he states that “No mockeries now forthem no prayers nor bells.&quot The poem also tries to give us aglimpse of what soldiers go through in a battlefield. It gives us ahorrifying insight of a battlefield, where soldiers kill and getkilled in an inhumane way.

Thepoem can relate to the present day, where countries glorify wars,ignoring the senseless deaths that are caused by this wars. The poemcan also relate to the present time where soldiers death isimmortalised, by pretending that they were fighting for a purpose andnoble cause, yet they die mercilessly as animals. The poem alsorelates to the families of modern day soldiers who die in battlefieldleaving behind families that find it hard to cope with their deaths.The poem also can relate to the present day ritual that takes placeduring burials, where people light candles to honor the dead.