- "By his dead smile I knew we stood in Hell".
- "Whatever hope is yours, was my life also".
- "Something has been left, which must die now."
- "The pity of war, the pity war distilled. Now men will go content with what we spoiled."
- "I am the enemy you killed, my friend."
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- "poets' tearful fooling".
- "Men, gaps for filling:"
- "Can laugh among the dying, unconcerned."
- "Alive,he is not vital overmuch; Dying, not mortal overmuch;"
- "He cannot tell Old men's placidity from his."
- "By choice they made themselves immune".
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Apologia Pro Poemate Meo
- "more glee than shakes a child."
- "dropped off fear Behind the barrage"
- "sailed my spirit surging light and clear".
- "wound with war's hard wire".
- "heard music in the silentness of duty;"
- "These men are worth your tears.You are not worth their merriment."
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Anthem for Doomed Youth
- 'what passing bells for these who die as cattle?'
- 'no mockeries now for them'
- 'shrill demented choirs'
- 'each slow dusk a drawing down of blinds'
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Arms and the Boy
- 'boy try along this bayonet blade'
- 'long to nuzzle in the hearts of lads'
- 'God will grow no talons at his heels'
- 'blind,blunt bullet-leads'
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- 'Dawn massing in the east her melancholy army'
- repetition of 'but nothing happens'
- 'flowing flakes that flock, pause, and renew'
- 'for love of God seems dying'
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- 'and saw a sad land, weak with sweats of dearth'
- 'where they writhed and shrivelled, killed'
- 'all migrants from green fields, intent on mire'
- 'the fresh severed head of it, my head'
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Dulce et Decorum est
- 'knock-kneed, coughing like hags'
- 'all went lame; all blind'
- 'in all my dreams, before my helpless sight'
- 'watch the white eyes writhing in his face'
- 'vile incurable sores on innocent tongues'
- 'children ardent for some desperate glory'
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- 'at home, whispering of fields unsown'
- 'Think how it wakes the seeds'
- 'the clays of a cold star'
- 'what made fatuous sunbeams toil'
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The last laugh
- 'whether he vainly cursed or prayed indeed'
- 'the Big Gun guffawed'
- 'childlike, being dead'
- 'his whole face kissed the mud'
- 'the Gas hissed'
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- 'gave us hell, for shell on frantic shell'
- 'left their curse in the den'
- 'thud! flump! thud!'
- ''I can't,' he sobbed'
- 'watch my dreams still'
- 'I try not to remember these things now'
- 'I see your lights! But ours had long died out'
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- 'waiting for dark'
- 'ghastly suit of grey'
- 'he liked a blood smear down his leg'
- 'smiling they wrote his lie; aged nineteen years'
- 'he was drafted out with drums and cheers'
- 'but not as crowds cheer Goal'
- 'take whatever pity they may dole'
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- 'slob their relish'
- 'leer like skull's teeth wicked'
- 'surely we have perished sleeping and walk hell'
- 'dawn breaks open like a wound'
- 'set-smiling corpses'
- 'pawing us who dealt them war and madness'
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- 'steam phantoms simmer'
- 'or men had children'
- 'writhing for air'
- 'bones without number'
- 'digging the rock where Death reputes Peace lies'
- 'sit soft-chaired in rooms of amber'
- 'burn rich loads with which we groaned'
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- 'can't shake hands now; never shall'
- 'my glorious ribbons? ripped from my own back'
- 'I'd willingly be puffy, bald, and patriotic'
- 'Shelley would tell me. Shelley would be stunned'
- 'plants that share more peaceably the meadow and the shower'
- 'easily chased on other sobs and wiped by fresh winds'
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