Flashcards in The Soldier Deck (12):
What is it about?
Written at the start of WW1, talks about the soldiers possible death and the peaceful after life he will enjoy after sacrificing himself for his country- a noble sacrifice
What are the themes?
Why is is poem romanticised and optimistic?
Because they were written before people were aware of the senseless slaughter and futility of battle.
What poem does it contrast?
Dulce et Decorum Est
Who is the poet?
What does the quote ‘some corner of a foreign field that is forever England’ show
Alliteration- his body will make part of a foreign forever England
What does the quote ‘A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware’ show
England is personified as a mother- body who England gave birth to
What does ‘A pulse in the eternal mind’ show
God, he will have eternity in heaven for his sacrifice
What does the quote ‘breathing English air’ show?
England had nurtured him, gave him peace, love and happiness
What does the quote ‘In hearts at peace, under an English heaven’ show?
Heaven will be like England
He will go to heaven as a reward for his sacrifice
Not afraid to die
What type of poem is it?