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Themes
TRENCH LIFE & BATTLE

“Coughing Like Hags” - Dulce Et Decorum Est, Wilfred Owen “Guttering, choking, drowning” - Dulce Et Decorum Est, Wilfred Owen “Stuttering rifles’ rapid rattle” – Anthem for Doomed Youth, Wilfred Owen “A great mass of things unclean” – A Dead Boche, Robert Graves “Like several different kinds of Hell” –Brooke, in a letter on his day in the war “So much muscle and blood in the Earth” Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks “Beyond the boundaries of human behaviour” -Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks “The turned soil and torn flesh of war.” - Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks “Meanwhile my

self etcetera lay quietly
in the deep mud” - my sweet old etcetera, e.e. cummings
“You think there’s no limit to what a man can bear?”– Stanhope in Journey’s End, Sherriff

LOSS

“They expected to die” – Birdsong, Faulks
“A dust whom England bore” – The Soldier, Brooke
“Gentleness, in hearts at peace, under an English Heaven” – The Soldier, Brooke “As scared as any frightened child” – The Deserter, Letts “Looking on the face of grief, the face of dread” – June 1915, Charlotte Mew “The soldier dying dies upon a kiss,

The very kiss of Christ” - Summer in England 1914, Alice Meynell “ The holy glimmer of goodbyes” – Anthem For Doomed Youth, Owen “ Each slow dusk a drawing down of blinds” – Anthem For Doomed Youth, Owen

PATRIOTISM

“Dulce et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori” – Dulce Et Decorum Est, Owen “ Who’ll give his country a hand?” – [i]Who’s For The Game, Jessie Pope “ my father used
to become hoarse talking about how it was
a privilege” - my sweet old etcetera, e.e. cummings
“ There’s something rather romantic about it all” – Osborne in Journey’s End, Sherriff “ He looked splendid. It – sort of made me feel…keen to get out here” - Raleigh in Journeys End, Sherriff “ My hatred of the Kaiser is love true” – This Is No Case Of Petty Right Or Wrong – Thomas “As we love ourselves, we hate her foe” – This Is No Case Of Petty Right Or Wrong, Thomas...

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