Structure and Language
Wilfred Owen uses careful chosen words to convey the pain and suffering of the weary soldiers.
There is not a clearly defined structure to the poem, although Owen does make use of rhyme, mostly on alternate line endings.
The poem opens with a description of trench life and the conditions faced by the soldiers. Then comes the gas attack, and the poem offers a graphic description of the effects of such an attack.
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