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The war poets and t.s. eliot

The war poets and t.s. eliot



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  • MAIN IDEAS: This poem talk about how J. Alfred Purfrock fell, when he was a middle-aged man. Like fear of making decisions, unable to contact with a women, and he thinks everyday is the same. He try to do something, but his shyness and fear of failure made him passive. 

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  • THE War PoetsThe War Poets section follows a number of the most famous world war poets from Wilfred Owen, John McCrae and Rupert Brooke to Siegfried Sassoon and Alan Seeger.
  • THE SOLDIER BY RUPERT BROOKE1. Brooke is trying to explainthat wherever he may die inbattle, that place will becomeEngland. Stanza 1, Lines 1-52. He wants readers to believethat his love of country is sostrong that foreign soil willchange nationalities when hedies on it. Stanza 1, Lines 6-83. He seems to think that Godhimself will be impressed byhis love of his nation. Stanza 2
  • MAIN IDEASHow much one man lovehis nation and country,and he be proud to die forthem.THEMEPATRIOTISMlove and support of ones countryTRANSFORMATIONchanging shape
  • RUPERT BROOKE• Born: 3 August 1887, in England• Nationality: British• Education: at Rugby and Hillbrow School , and win a scholarship to study at King’s college• Occupation: Poet• Known: his five War Sonnets, (IV: The Dead and V: The Soldier)• Died: 23 April 1915 (Age 28), Sepsis
  • DULCE ET DECORUM EST BY WILFRED OWENThe poem presents a vignettefrom the front lines of WorldWar I; specifically, of Britishsoldiers attacked with chemicalweapons. In the rush to equipthemselves against the gas,one soldier is unable to get hismask on in time. The speakerdescribes the gruesome effectsof the gas on the man and thereality of war.
  • MAIN IDEASThe modern warfare, andhow it affects the victim.THEMEWARFAREwarSUFFERINGpainREALITY OF WARreal war
  • WILFRED OWEN• Born: 18 March 1893, in Oswestry in The west of England• Nationality: English• Education: London University• Occupation: English Poet & Solider• Notable works:"Dulce et Decorum Est", "Insensibility", "Anthem for Doomed Youth", "Futility" and "Strange Meeting".• Died: 4 November 1918 (aged 25) France, was killed in the war
  • BASE DETAILS BY SIEGFRIED SASSOONIn the poem Sassooncondemns what he saw asthe incompetence and callousindifference to the soldiers atthe front displayed by the staffofficers of the British Army,who stayed at the Base andsending "glum heroes up theline to death".
  • MAIN IDEASThe anger of a soldier, thathis commanders send theirsoldiers to die, while theyare secure in the office.THEMEDEATHend of lifeANGERfuryBITTERNESSunpleasantness
  • SIEGFRIED SASSOON• Born: 8 September 1886 Matfield, Kent, England• Nationality: British• Education: The New Beacon Preparatory School, Clare College, Cambridge• Occupation: Soldier, Poet, and Author• Notable work: The Complete Memoirs of George Sherston• Married: December 1933, only child (Separated in 1945)• Died: 1 September 1967(aged 80), stomach cancer
  • T.S. Eliot Thomas Stearns Eliot Picture Quick Styles give you great looking “frames” in a single click. Thomas Stearns "T. S." Eliot OM (September 26, 1888 – January 4, 1965) was aplaywright, literary critic, and an important English-language poet of the 20th century.
  • THE LOVE SONG OF J.ALFRED PRUFROCK BY THOMAS STEARNS ELIOT 1. J. Alfred Prufrock describes the modern city, the street scene, and women, yellow smoke and fog outside the house, and insist that there will be time to act in the social world. Lines 1-36 2. Prufrock describes the suffering from his social actions. He thinks about womens arms, perfume, lonely men; but he can not do anything, and he admits that he is afraid. Lines 37-863. Prufrock wonders if a woman reject him after asking for love.He thinks he is not a Prince; and he worried over growing old,and adopts the fashions of youth. By the beach, he sees imagesof mermaids singing and swimming. Lines 87-132
  • MAIN IDEAS A middle-aged man that fear ofmaking decisions, and unable to contact with awomen. He trys to do something, but his shyness and fear of failure made him passive. THEMES LONELINESS being lonely INDECISION hesitation INADEQUACY inability to perform PESSIMISM Negative thinking
  • THOMAS STEARNS ELIOT• Born: 26 September 1888, America• Nationality: American by birth; British from 1927• Education: B.A in philosophy, PhD in Harvard University Merton College, Oxford• Occupation: playwright, literary critic, and an important English poet• Notable works: The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock (1915), The Waste Land (1922), Four Quartets (1944)• Married: Vivienne Haigh-Wood (Vivien) (1915–1947); Esmé Valerie Fletcher (1957–1965) Children none• Died: 4 January 1965 (aged 76) London, England
  • CONCLUSION The Soldier By Rupert Brooke Dulce et Decorum Est By Wilfred OwenBase Details By Siegfried Sassoon The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock By T.S. Eliot