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Poems are an ancient art probably humans first literary form They have contained many subjects covering a broad spectrum from love to war Since poems can quickly display raw emotion and vivid imagery the form has become a popular choice for writers wishing to display their perspectives of war Two poems of this subject are Wilfred Owens Dulce et Decorum Est and Rupert Brookes The Soldier While these poems both speak of war and patriotism their views are vastly different Rupert Brooke was a soldier and a poet He was a British soldier who fought in World War I where he was killed early in the war in 1915 His poem The Soldier speaks about if he dies Brooke talks about a grave in a place away from England most likely France where the fighting of The Great War took place That is where he will be buried and it will be forever a shrine of England He says In that rich earth a richer dust concealed a dust whom England bore shaped made aware That richer dust is him his body lying concealed in coffin in that rich earth He also talks about the pieces of England that are in him like English air washed by the rivers blest by suns of home The line and think this heart all evil shed away talks about how the influxes of things like English air and her flowers to love made his heart pure and him a patriot The last five lines deal with the memories of home the things and ideals he is fighting to protect In this poem Brooke views war as a chance to do something for his country His death will allow the chance for a piece of England to be permanently be left behind to make the land a better place His attitude is not that losing his life will be a waste it is the opposite The view of the
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