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Discuss the different aspects of conflict remembered in a selection of four war poems.
Many poems have been witnessed throughout history that show different views on war and the glory and sacrifices made. Everyone was affected, from the men in the front lines to women and children working back at home. Men involved in the war effort often wrote poems to record their thoughts and feelings, or simply to pass the time. Poetry was an outlet through which they could express great depth of meaning by condensing it into a few words. In this assignment I am going to write about the war poems entitled 'The Charge of the Light Brigade', a poem written in 1854 by Lord Alfred Tennyson, 'Dulce et Decorum est', a poem written in the twentieth century by Wilfred Owen, 'The Soldier' by Rupert Brooke and finally 'Base Details' by Siegfried Sassoon. Poems were often written on patriotism, the enemy, the victims, peace, heroism and survival. Although the war was horrific it brought society from a naive, innocent state to a state of experience and awareness.
" What a pity it is that one can die
but once to
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