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REFUGEE BLUES

This poem was written by W.H. Auden in 1939 and it is about the terrible conditions of Jews during World War II. I love this poem because it makes you understand the depressing conditions of Jews during the World War II. W.H. Auden, through the use of simple examples and language, was able to write one of the most important war poems of all times. Finally, it can be connected to Felix Nussbaum’s painting “Self-Portrait with Jewish Passport” because in both of them there is the important element of the Jewish passport (line 11, If you’ve got no passport you are officially dead).

FUNERAL BLUES

This touching poem was written by the Anglo-American poet W.H. Auden in 1936 and it is about the sorrow of the poet at the death of an important person for him. I really like this poem because it is so moving that, when I read it for the first time, I was speechless. I think it is one of the most important masterpieces of all times because the author talks about death in a very simple, but impressive way. Finally, it can be connected to one of my favorite films, “ Four weddings and a funeral” because there is a scene where one of the characters, Matthew (John Hannah) read this poem at the funeral of his partner, Gareth (Simon Callow).

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