World War 1 - Poetry Revision

  • Created by: Sash
  • Created on: 13-05-15 16:14

WW1 Poetry

1.  The Soldier - Rupert Brooke


  • Written in 1914 - Start of the war
  • The poem was used as propaganda to get other men to fight in the war.
  • Rupert Brooke never made it to the front lines.
  • Ironically Rupert Brooke died during the war... after getting septicaemia from a mosquito. He was buried in Greece.


  • Patriotism 
  • Heroism
  • Religeon 
  • Home Front


  • Petrachan Sonnet
  • The title 'The Soldier' suggests that this is about the ideal soldier/perfect soldier.
  • 'If I should die' - Suggests it is unlikey (Ironic considering thousands of men died and that he did die).
  • "Think only this of me" - Message to the home front - link to Journey's End (Stanhope doesn't want Madge to know he is a drunkard).
  • "That there's some corner of a foreign field / That is forever England." -


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