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Anthem for Doomed Youth

Anthem for Doomed Youth

by Wilfred Owen

Warfare Quotes

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Quote #4

The shrill, demented choirs of wailing shells; (7)

Ugh. Has any line ever sent more shivers down your spine? Artillery shells falling from the sky are terrifying enough already, but compare them to "shrill, demented choirs" and you have an ugly mixture of heaven and hell that's enough to start you quaking all over.

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