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Poetry from World War 1.

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Poetry from World War 1 EASTER MONDAY BY Eleanor Farjeon What comes immediately to mind when reading this poem is it has no real use of rhythm or rhyme as its more like an entry in a diary or a letter that the writer knows will never be sent? Or received such as when the writer says "there are three letters that you will not get." I think this because it's the eve of the coming battle and the soldier may die and may never get the letters. The use of images in Easter Monday are not really used all that much "The apple-bud was ripe" is one and I think that this helped me to imagine what the garden is like with the apple tree growing and the apples being picked and sent to the soldier at war I think this would have made the soldier happy and sad at the same time. ...read more.


and doing the jobs that the men at war would usually do in that day and age women would be at home with the children and not allowed to go out to work even if they wanted to. The women are happy to be out at work doing there bit for the country and to support there men this is suggested in the poem "no longer caged and penned up they're going to keep their end up." "Strong sensible and fit" is used in the poem this was usually on the occupation posters at this time and its use in war girls signifies that the women are out to prove they can do the jobs and keep things running when the men are out at war "they're out to show their grit," also makes me think this. There is some use of rhyme in war girls "no longer caged and penned up." They're going to keep their end up." ...read more.


I really didn't like Easter Monday as I found it very sad I can't imagine how it would have felt coping with the anguish and the thought of never seeing or hearing from your loved one again. War girls has a good choice and use of words and how it describes what is happening you can almost imagine you are there in the situation watching the daily routine going on as normal but with the women doing the jobs that the men would do. I feel in this poem the women rather enjoyed there new found role and the freedom as many women were not allowed to work in those days but also they had some part in helping the country survive a devastating war. Both the poets wrote there poems about a very unhappy time not only for the men at war but how hard it was for the women the poets them selves to be left at home to cope with the unknown. ...read more.

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