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Summary English Literature

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- Engels
- Stedelijk Gymnasium Den Bosch
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  • 1 Great War Poetry

  • 1.1 Achtergronden

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  • When ended the 19th century for England?
    1914
  • What separates The great War?
    The Vicorian age and the Modern Age.
  • Courtly love poetry
    A love in distance where the man tries to make him self worthy of her by doing brave things or singing songs
  • 1.2.1 The Soldier

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  • Why does this poem fit the literature timeperiod?
    Firstly, the title is soldier -> war -> great war poetry
    Secondly, this poem is kind of a goodbye letter. This is probably written by a soldier, who thought that he might die.
  • Explain "some corner of a foreign field".
    It probably a place where the soldier is fighting, not home, so a foreign country.
  • How can a foreign field be for ever England?
    When an English soldier dies, he thinks it will be England forever.
  • 1.2.2 Dulce et decorum est

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  • What is the rhyme scheme?
    Everywhere ababcdcd 3 times
  • Why does this poem fits the time period?
    It's talks about dead and war.
  • Paraphrase the first stanza.
    Walking like zombies
  • There is a change in ‘tempo’ when the second stanza starts. How is that achieved? Why is this change necessary?
    It is achieved by the exclamation marks, the short words with open vowels (Gas!), and the emotions it provokes, people need to make haste to put on their gas masks, otherwise they will die...

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