War Poetry

July 17, 2022 Heather T

A series of poems from World War 1 to work through for poetry analysis.

This is a series of unannotated poems, ready for discussion and annotation. It starts with 'Who's for the Game?', which can open the discussion on context of attitudes during the war, and propoganda. It then moves to 'Dulce et Decorum est', which can work as a comparison with 'Who's for the Game?', focusing on attitudes to war. It then looks at the patriotic language of 'The Soldier', and then looking at a different tone in 'In Flanders Fields'. It then has 'Futility', 'Suicide in the Trenches', and 'Anthem for Doomed Youth'. All poems are chosen due to their interesting contextual points and their potential for language and structure analysis.  

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