His poem 'Mariana' is very cyclical and minimal. Coming from a well educated family she drew influence for her poems from her surroundings and experiences. Owens imagery shown in the poem is repulsive and presenting an ugly side of war, the language used by the poet is fierce.
Heroism is a trait that we seem to have no problem identifying, yet when asked to define what a hero is a myriad of answers emerge. The medieval poems show hurt, confusion, and loneliness.
Owen gives first hand experiences he witnessed whilst fighting in World War One and where he unfortunately died one week before the war came to an end These along with more subtle diplomatic actions serve to define him as both a great warrior and leader.
This perhaps is not surprising as it was written in the first few months of war when the whole country was swept by a tide of patriotic fervour These two poems are written in the 19th century.