W.H. Auden

W.H. Auden

Wystan Hugh Auden published approximately 400 poems and 400 essays and reviews, that were all extremely wide-ranging in topic and form. Additionally, he wrote plays and worked on documentary films. Read more about W.H. Auden.

The Shield of Achilles

by W.H. Auden

‘The Shield of Achilles’ by W.H. Auden presents an episode from Homer’s epic poem “Iliad” innovatively. This poem creates an amalgamation of the classical world with the modern world for depicting the futility of the latter.

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