The war poet e Brooke
Brooke is a war poet and he writes The Soldiers. He uses Petrarchan sonnet because is a musical form and it express the emotion of the past and subjective prospective and the love to England. The rhyme scheme is alternated. Most important figures of speech are repetition, alliteration and enjambments.
The Soldier is a sonnet in which Brooke glorifies England during the First World War. He speaks in the guise of an English soldier as he is leaving home to go to war. The poem represents the patriotic ideals that characterized pre-war England. It portrays death for one’s country as a noble end and England as a beautiful landscape and as the noblest country for which to die. This sonnet finds a soldier speculating as he goes away to war about his possible death, which he feels should not be mourned, but understood as part of a selfless tribute to his much-loved England. To the soldier that fight for his country, war is an experience to purify himself. Brooke gives a romantic idea of England.
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