© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
Strange Meeting

Strange Meeting


by Wilfred Owen

Strange Meeting: Why the Long Face? True or False

1. Where does this poem take place? -> The inside of a whale's stomach
2. What does the speaker find at the end of the tunnel? -> "encumbered sleepers"
3. What is speaker number 2 so bummed out about? -> He didn't kill any enemy soldiers
4. What motion does speaker number two make twice in the poem? -> He raises his arms
5. What big surprise do we find out at the end of the poem? -> Speaker number one killed speaker number two