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War Poetry Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen both used figurative language to a great extent in their war poetry. There

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AS and A Level War Poetry

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War Poetry

During ww1 a very large number of men had gone to fight in the war. Propaganda was used a lot to try to persuade men to go to the war. Poems were written by poets such as Jessie Pope who tried to show that war was a very good thing and that if you didn't go to war you were foolish. Robert Brooke was another poet who portrayed war to be a very good thing. In this essay I will be talking to you about poets who despised poets such as Robert Brooke and Jessie Pope because they believed that they gave a very unrealistic and false image of the war and almost 'brain washed' the young men into believing that the war was good.

Siegfried Sassoon was a war poet but his reactions to war were incredibly bitter and violent. He had experienced war for himself because he had fought on the battlefield however I believe that the death of his brother Hamo at Gallipoli was the point which really made him hate war and that really did influence his poetry. He was known as a very 'innocent' person because he was not

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