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Flashcards in The Soldier Deck (12):
1

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

2

What are the themes?

War
Patriotism
Loyalty
Nature
Love
Identity
Death
Travel

3

Why is is poem romanticised and optimistic?

Because they were written before people were aware of the senseless slaughter and futility of battle.

4

What poem does it contrast?

Dulce et Decorum Est

5

Who is the poet?

Rupert Brook

6

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

7

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

8

What does ‘A pulse in the eternal mind’ show

God, he will have eternity in heaven for his sacrifice

9

What does the quote ‘breathing English air’ show?

Metaphor
England had nurtured him, gave him peace, love and happiness

10

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

11

What type of poem is it?

Sonnet

12

What does the title show

About a specific person/ makes it more personal