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  • 1. Sample Questions
    Pre-
    1914 War Poetry
  • 2. 1. Compare two poems from the pre-1914 selection which tell of horrifying experiences in wartime. Which poem are you more impressed with and why?
    You may wish to consider:
    what each poem is about
    how words and phrases are used
    the horrifying situations described
    reasons why you have been impressed
    as well as any ideas of your own.
  • 3. 2. Read again A Wife in London by Thomas Hardy.This poem concentrates on a woman left behind at home during wartime and the effect that war has on her.Compare the poem with one other poem from the pre-1914 selection, which shows the effect of war on people other than soldiers.
  • 4. 3. In the poem The Battle of Blenheim, Robert Southey uses simple language to tell the story of the battle. Compare this poem with one other poem from the pre-1914 selection which also uses language in an interesting way.
    You may wish to consider:
    what each poem is about
    how words and phrases are used
    how the events and characters are made interesting
    As well as any ideas of your own.
  • 5. 4. Look again at War by Edgar Wallace. This poem concentrates on the tragic after-effects of battle. Compare this poem with one other poem from the pre-1914 selection which considers a different aspect of war. You should look closely at the language used