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50 Greatest Poems of Rupert Brooke By Rupert Brooke
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Rupert Brooke was born at Rugby , Warwickshire in 1887. His rather privileged background prepared him for a academic career . He was known for his associations with the Bloomsbury group of writers... More > which allowed him to pursue his poetic talents. However it is Brookes rather idealistic war poetry that made his name , most famous of all “The Soldier “ His idealistic poetry from the early days of the war contrasted greatly with Poets such as Wilfred Owen who lived through the horrors of trench warfare. He died from an infection in Skyros on his way to the Battle of Gallipoli in 1915 .< Less
World War 1 Poets 50 Greatest Poems By Wilfred Owen et al.
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World War One represented a watershed in world history ,it was the first time that the industrial world utilised its weapons for mass destruction. The carnage that followed would have a profound... More > effect on the rest of the 20th Century. The horrors of trench warfare and mass casualties had a massive psychological effect on everyone who was exposed it. Some tried to illustrate this through their poetry ,Wilfred Owen and Isaac Rosenberg both sought to expose the horrors through gritty realism, whilst others such Rupert Brooke concentrated on the world they were fighting for. All three poets paid the ultimate price losing their lives . As Wilfred Owen wrote “All the poet can do today is warn, that’s why the true poets must be truthful” The greatest epitaph to these three men was that they were true poets.< Less

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