For this assignment, we’ll be looking at poetry from WWI. Some of it is incredi
For this assignment, we’ll be looking at poetry from WWI. Some of it is incredibly beautiful, while others are sickening. Here are 4 poems, 2 are lovely, and the other 2 ghastly, but very realistic. http://www.greatwar.co.uk/poems/john-mccrae-in-flanders-fields.htm (Links to an external site.)
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/57324/i-saw-a-man-this-morning (Links to an external site.)
(Achilles in the Trenches is my favorite out of all the WWI poetry!)
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/46560/dulce-et-decorum-est (Links to an external site.)
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/47411/dead-mans-dump (Links to an external site.)
After reading these poems (none are long), write a paragraph discussing which you like the most and which you like the least. Why do you feel that way? How do the words create images that resonate with you? Once you’ve done that, write your own war poem. It needs to be at least 3 stanzas, and please don’t make it gross or gory!!