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How typical is England to Her Sons of the poems in this section of the anthology, Up the line to death. Personification is used in England to her Sons and Happy is England Now about England itself.

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How typical is "England to Her Sons" of the poems in this section of the anthology. Happy is England in the brave that die. This is a line from "Happy is England now". In my opinion it sums up the section as a whole because it is stating that the people of England wanted the soldiers to fight and they respect the sacrifices the men have made. The whole section revolves about the acknowledgment of the deaths of the soldiers and also the acceptance of it. Personification is used in England to her Sons and Happy is England Now about England itself. It conjures u a motherly and maternal image of the Motherland towards the soldiers going out to fight. ...read more.

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It would have created a longing for people to be part of this wonderful land, and therefore they would have wanted to have protected it. Symbolism also has a large presence in these poems and it gives the poems depth and more complexity. England to her Sons uses symbolism to create a sense of ownership of the soldiers, "Sons of mine I hear you thrilling" and it is also implied that she "bore" the children" which the Motherland then sends to war. In Fourth of August, the symbolism is used to make the soldiers seem very young and naive, "Spirit of England, ardent eyed" which makes the soldiers seem very keen and apprehensive, but also innocent and defenceless. ...read more.

Conclusion

Overall, England to her Sons represent this section of the anthology very well, because it includes everything that this section is trying to convey to the reader. It shows the sacrifice of England and the soldiers who give their life, and it projects the religious message of God, who will send them to heaven for their good deeds. Moreover it glorifies death by using euphemism, "And if He in wisdom giveth Unto His beloved sleep", to acquire an acceptance of the soldiers. Lastly, it also shows the undoubting faith that the people of England had at that time, as they all believed that God would protect them and guide them to winning the War. ...read more.

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