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The War Poems

Attached below are the thematically linked poems/extracts we have discussed in class:

WW1 Poetry

The key themes/ideas we discussed were:

Irish Airman:  Rejection of Patriotism / National Identity / Anti-Meliorism

Dulce: The brutal reality of war

The Soldier: Propagandist celebration of war / Naïveté

The Waste Land: The failings of modern society/modern life

On Being Asked for a War Poem: The Impact of Poetry on Politics

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