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The Horses – Edwin Muir

Picture an apocalyptic nightmare, set far into the future where man has finally pushed himself over the technological edge to such an extent that he leaves himself only a handful of compatriots to share his self-regret. Picture the panic and chaos ensued at battlefields across the war stricken world, as technological marvel destroys technological wonder Read More

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War Poetry

War was declared on Germany on the fourth of August, 1914. Britain had not fought a major war for over 100 years, and the general public attitude towards war was that Britain were indefatigable, and Germany would indisputably be subjugated before Christmas, 1914, and a glorious victory would be won over Germany. Very little thought Read More

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The Charge Of The Light Brigade

Alfred Tennyson and Siegfried Sassoon approach the subject of war in different ways. While Tennyson gives the impression that the soldiers who are mentioned in his poem are heroes, Sassoon does not try to glorify war and shows us the bloody realism of conflict. An important point to note is the date when Tennyson wrote Read More

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Anti-War poetry throughout the ages

When people think of War, they think about all the good aspects of it; Ambition, Glory, Praise, Honour and Duty. But there are other aspects to it; death, fear and horror Poets have always talked about War poems. One such poet is John Scott. John Scott was a Quaker, who followed the Ten Commandments strictly. Read More

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Anthem for Doomed Youth, Peace and The Drum

Since the dawn of time there have been hundreds of wars, from small battles over territory to all out wars such as World War I and World War II. From all wars come death and destruction, tragedy and heartache. But to every cloud there is a silver lining and the silver lining to the cloud Read More