Wilfred Owen: Poems

In the poem Disabled, How successfully does the writer compare the idea of sport and war? Using which techniques and phrases?

In the poem Disabled, How successfully does the writer compare the idea of sport and war? Using which techniques and phrases?

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The speaker reminisces about his life before become disabled, he used to be a renowned football player. His blood stains were his mark of honour and he became lost in the masculinity of his sport. In his naivety, the speaker equated football with war and joined the army when he was underage. He thought he would enjoy the same romantic victory in war as he did in football. He now understands the immature folly of his thinking.