Essay on Different Views of War in Poets

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Different Views of War in Poets

I will explain the different view of war I have, from the poems written by 4 different poets.

The poems I will be writing about are "INTO BATTLE, WHO'S FOR THE GAME, PEACE AND SPRING OFFENSIVE AND FUTILITY".

All these poems are based on the 1st World War.

"Into Battle by Julian Grenfell. This poem was written at the start of the war, hence the title Into Battle.

It starts off with the out look of nature.

The naked earth is warm with spring,

And with green grass and bursting trees

Leans to the sun's gaze glorying

And quivers in the sunny breeze

These quotes show that nature is positive and is blossoming.

The quoting of these
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The writer tries to calm the soldiers fear before attack by saying that if this is their last chance to sing, they should sing it well.

The blackbirds calling "brothers"

In this verse gives a sense of family feeling.

Even though the soldiers are at the battle ground, they still have family back home, which encourages them.

The horses show him nobler powers

O patient eyes courageous hearts

The soldiers are also supported hours before the attack with patience and courage by their working partners, the horses.

Julian Grenfell wrote this poem in 1915.

I believe this is a interesting, touching poem.

It is extremely eye catching for the reader as it tells us the most unbelievable, imaginative lines a poet could think of.

Every line read is puzzling but understandable, and creates a picture in the mind of the reader.

Jessie Pope wrote "who's for the game".

Jessie Pope refers to the war as being a game, as she quotes

Who's for the game, the biggest that's played,

The red crashing game of a fight?

Who'll grip and tackle the job unafraid?

And who thinks he'd rather sit tight?

She questions the people out their asking them, are they ready to give their services to

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