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****All errors and omissions present in the previous edition have been corrected in this 2nd edition; 11/20/2011**** This collection contains a selection of poetry from the British poets of WW I with an active table of contents for easy navigation. The collection includes: RUPERT BROOKE PEACE SAFETY THE DEAD THE DEAD THE SOLDIER EDWARD THOMAS ADLESTROP TEARS THE OWL RAIN THE CHERRY TRE ****All errors and omissions present in the previous edition have been corrected in this 2nd edition; 11/20/2011**** This collection contains a selection of poetry from the British poets of WW I with an active table of contents for easy navigation. The collection includes: RUPERT BROOKE PEACE SAFETY THE DEAD THE DEAD THE SOLDIER EDWARD THOMAS ADLESTROP TEARS THE OWL RAIN THE CHERRY TREES AS THE TEAM'S HEAD-BRASS SIEGFRIED SASSOON "THEY" THE REAR-GUARD I STOOD WITH THE DEAD SUICIDE IN TRENCHES THE GENERAL HOW TO DIE GLORY OF WOMEN THEIR FRAILTY DOES IT MATTER? SURVIVORS EVERYONE SANG TO ANY DEAD OFFICER SICK LEAVE IVOR GURNEY TO HIS LOVE THE SILENT ONE ISAAC ROSENBERG BREAK OF DAY IN THE TRENCHES LOUSE HUNTING ON RECEIVING NEWS OF THE WAR DEAD MAN'S DUMP RETURNING, WE HEAR THE LARKS WILFRED OWEN ANTHEM FOR DOOMED YOUTH APOLOGIA PRO POEMATE MEO DULCE ET DECORUM EST STRANGE MEETING FUTILITY DISABLED MINERS S.I.W.


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****All errors and omissions present in the previous edition have been corrected in this 2nd edition; 11/20/2011**** This collection contains a selection of poetry from the British poets of WW I with an active table of contents for easy navigation. The collection includes: RUPERT BROOKE PEACE SAFETY THE DEAD THE DEAD THE SOLDIER EDWARD THOMAS ADLESTROP TEARS THE OWL RAIN THE CHERRY TRE ****All errors and omissions present in the previous edition have been corrected in this 2nd edition; 11/20/2011**** This collection contains a selection of poetry from the British poets of WW I with an active table of contents for easy navigation. The collection includes: RUPERT BROOKE PEACE SAFETY THE DEAD THE DEAD THE SOLDIER EDWARD THOMAS ADLESTROP TEARS THE OWL RAIN THE CHERRY TREES AS THE TEAM'S HEAD-BRASS SIEGFRIED SASSOON "THEY" THE REAR-GUARD I STOOD WITH THE DEAD SUICIDE IN TRENCHES THE GENERAL HOW TO DIE GLORY OF WOMEN THEIR FRAILTY DOES IT MATTER? SURVIVORS EVERYONE SANG TO ANY DEAD OFFICER SICK LEAVE IVOR GURNEY TO HIS LOVE THE SILENT ONE ISAAC ROSENBERG BREAK OF DAY IN THE TRENCHES LOUSE HUNTING ON RECEIVING NEWS OF THE WAR DEAD MAN'S DUMP RETURNING, WE HEAR THE LARKS WILFRED OWEN ANTHEM FOR DOOMED YOUTH APOLOGIA PRO POEMATE MEO DULCE ET DECORUM EST STRANGE MEETING FUTILITY DISABLED MINERS S.I.W.

30 review for The War Poets: A Selection of World War I Poetry (a selection of poems from Rupert Brooke, Edward Thomas, Siegfried Sassoon, Ivor Gurney, Isaac Rosenberg and Wilfred Owen, all with an active Table of Contents)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Lonny Johnson

    WW1 seems sometimes to get short shrift in the modern world, treated as mere prologue to the bigger badder WW2. It was a war trapped out of time, cavalry charges against tanks, infantry going over the top against machine guns. Four long years of fighting over the same few miles of territory. Thus, this is as you might expect a dark collection. If your experience of poetry is limited to the romantics, this will be an eye opener. Here poets speak of death, of crippling wounds, of lungs seared by a WW1 seems sometimes to get short shrift in the modern world, treated as mere prologue to the bigger badder WW2. It was a war trapped out of time, cavalry charges against tanks, infantry going over the top against machine guns. Four long years of fighting over the same few miles of territory. Thus, this is as you might expect a dark collection. If your experience of poetry is limited to the romantics, this will be an eye opener. Here poets speak of death, of crippling wounds, of lungs seared by acid gas, of PTSD and suicide in the trenches. Wilfred Owen is my favorite, his poems made even more meaningful with the knowledge that he was killed in action one week before the armistice in 1918 at the age of 26. Here is an excerpt from Dulce et Decorum Est, one of his best known works: If in some smothering dreams you too could pace Behind the wagon that we flung him in, And watch the white eyes writhing in his face, His hanging face, like a devil's sick of sin; If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs, Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud Of vile, incurable sores on innocent tongues,— My friend, you would not tell with such high zest To children ardent for some desperate glory, The old Lie: Dulce et decorum est Pro patria mori. True words of the waste, horror, and futility of war from someone who knew it firsthand. Though the poems of the various authors are a bit uneven in quality, it is very highly recommended.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Mark Fishpool

    I'm not a big poetry fan, but these really evoke a sense of the First World War and what it's what like in the true aches and back at home. I read it for Wilfred Owen's 'Dulce et Decorum Est' which I did at school, and discovered some other talented poets in the process. I'm not a big poetry fan, but these really evoke a sense of the First World War and what it's what like in the true aches and back at home. I read it for Wilfred Owen's 'Dulce et Decorum Est' which I did at school, and discovered some other talented poets in the process.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Jill Mackin

    Heartbreaking.

  4. 4 out of 5

    j rees

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    Emily Doggett

  6. 5 out of 5

    Jackjack Hanson

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    Lizbet Ballamy

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    Renée

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    Darryll Scott

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    Faith

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    Tammy

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    Aysen

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    Mike

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    Kevin Dowson

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    Ben Zaragosa

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    Nicholas Bush

  17. 4 out of 5

    Poetry Train

  18. 4 out of 5

    Taylor Kinser

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    PETER HOYLE

  20. 5 out of 5

    Zehra Aygul

  21. 4 out of 5

    Philip Steele

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    Lester Muirhead

  23. 5 out of 5

    Kathryn Steven

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    Teresa Perry

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    Michelle Scalise

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    Tim

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    Philippa

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    Elizabeth

  29. 5 out of 5

    Dennis Williams

  30. 4 out of 5

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