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How does Wilfred Owen Create Sympathy in his Poem “Disabled”

Wilfred Owen uses a variety of poetic devices to make the reader feel sympathetic for the disabled person portrayed in the poem. Many of Owens ideas of sympathy are not easy to find and the reader picks them up more subliminally unless he were to study the poem. Firstly, the most important point to convey sympathy is the theme of retrospect and tense in this piece and it runs clearly throughout. Owen starts the first stanza in the present tense and we immediately see that he is lonely and inactive. “He sat in a wheeled chair, waiting…” shows us that he is unable to move and can only sit, his life is controlled by doctors and his ability to make…