Tag: Wilfred Owen

Literature

A Short Analysis of Wilfred Owen’s ‘The Last Laugh’

By Dr Oliver Tearle (Loughborough University) ‘The Last Laugh’ is a poem by Wilfred Owen (1893-1918), drafted in February 1918 (as ‘Last Words’) but only first published after Owen’s death in November 1918, one week before the Armistice. Although not his most famous poem by any means, ‘The Last Laugh’ […]

Literature

A Short Analysis of Wilfred Owen’s ‘1914’

By Dr Oliver Tearle (Loughborough University) ‘1914’ is a poem by Wilfred Owen (1893-1918). As the title suggests, it’s a poem about the outbreak of the First World War, in August 1914. Before we offer some words of analysis, here’s a reminder of the poem. 1914 War broke: and now […]