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How "The Dead" and "The Soldier" by Rupert Brooke are relevant in modernsociety.

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How "The Dead" and "The Soldier" by Rupert Brooke are relevant in modern society In the poems, "The Dead" and "The Soldier" by Rupert Brooke, the two poems are related to modern society by the current issue such as the war in Iraq, which is still the largest issue that people see, hear and talk about. In the poems, the main themes, which relate to modern society, are patriotism, expecting to die and that death in war is a glorious thing to some people. In "The Dead", the theme of patriotism is shown by "...gave up the years to be of work and joy..." ...read more.

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Also, in the two poems, the theme of that the soldiers are expecting to die is also shown. In "The Dead" by "Blow out you bugles, over the rich dead..." This quote means that the soldiers went to fight for their country and died, knowing and expecting to die by fighting for their country. On "The Soldier", this theme is written as "If I should die, think only this of me:..." This quote means that the soldiers who went to war we expecting to die so when they did die, they want the citizens of England to remember what cause they died for. ...read more.

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From The Soldier, which has a similar meaning but this quote tells us that because they have fought in war, the people of England are safer because they have died in war, which they will remember for as long as they live. This is related to modern society because it has the connection of when the Americans in Iraq die for their country, each one of them is given a funeral and remembered as each soldier did their part in fighting to bring a better future for America. Therefore, the two poems, The Dead and The Soldier have the relevance to modern society by comparing to American soldiers in Iraq, which they show patriotism, expecting to die and death in war is glory in war by the quotes, which show the meaning. ...read more.

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