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Wilfred Owen$
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Guy Cuthbertson

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780300153002

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300153002.001.0001

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The Banned Word

The Banned Word

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(p.40) Chapter 3 The Banned Word
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Wilfred Owen
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Guy Cuthbertson

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300153002.003.0004

“Oxford” became a banned word to Wilfred Owen when he was denied the privilege of entering the school. Owen often thought of Oxford, and while it made him positively angry, he imagined himself studying there. Keats’s association with Oxford added to its attraction and Owen believed that Oxford would have helped his poetry.

Keywords:   Oxford, Wilfred Owen, Keats, poetry

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