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Comparing and contrasting the poems we have read show how they convey the thoughts of the poets and their reasons for writing the poems Refer in detail to the poems using quotations from the poems There are five different poems to be looked at all of varying style and about different aspects of war such as celebrations mourning and reminisces Also they were written in different periods ie The Soldier which was written in 1914 before people were aware of how long and horrific the war was going to be The poet Rupert Brooke was a soldier in the war as were the other poets but is writing early on so his manner tells me he almost expects not to die and that the war will be over quickly The way he says If I should die tells me that dying in an all out war only remains a possibility to him but a possibility he has prepared for quite evidently by writing such a poem Rupert Brooke believes that if ever he dies on foreign soil that soil will become English soil and that it will be a victory because a man born and bred in England has in one form or another claimed land for his country That theres some corner of a foreign field That is forever England There shall be In that rich earth a richer dust concealed A dust whom England bore shaped made aware He claims the land in the form of a richer dust the richer dust being his dead remains that will slowly decompose into the soil making it English soil Brooke is very sentimental about what his country has given him in his lifetime and this is shown throughout the poem but especially here A body of Englands breathing English air Washed by the rivers blest by the suns of home Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given He perhaps sees
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