Essay on Siegfried Sassoon

Base Details by Siegfried Sassoon (Notes)

Base Details Poet: Siegfried Sassoon Topic: War Theme: The main theme of this poem is the deep anger left by the poet at the behavior of the majors and generals during World War I. Subject Matter: Siegfried Sassoon was a soldier who fought in World War I. he witnessed the horrendous slaughter of thousands of […]

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Survivors by Siegfried Sassoon Analysis

Elisha OwenEnglish Literature ‘Survivors’ by Siegfried Sassoon In his poem ‘Survivors’, Siegfried Sassoon gives a satirical portrayal of life in the war. Though short in length, his poem is effective in using irony to poignantly expose the facade of war and its effect on the soldiers. Sassoon translates the realities of war into a soliloquy […]

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Doomed Youth

Doomed Youth? “Dulce et decorum est pro Patria mori”. A noble sentiment, taken from a poem by Horace, and one which was taken as a veritable truth by virtually every man, woman and child in the early years of twentieth century Britain. The memories of Britain’s last conflict, the Boer War, had faded. Victoria’s reign […]

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In Flanders Fields by John McCrae and Suicide in the Trenches by Siegfried Sassoon

The two poems, which I have chosen, are, “In Flanders Fields” by John McCrae, and “Suicide in the Trenches” by Siegfried Sassoon. The poems take opposing views to the war. “In Flanders Fields” we find McCrae taking a positive, almost religious and very sensitive view about the outcome of war. Whilst in comparison, in “Suicide […]

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Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon

Wilfred Owen was born in 1893 in Oswestry, Shropshire. He was a son of a railway worker and poetry had been encourage by his mother since boyhood. Owen returned to France in August 1918 and won the Military Cross in September. He was sadly killed on the 4th of November 1918, one week before the […]

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Regeneration and Birdsong

The Great War stirred up many emotions during as well as after the event, which led to the expression of many attitudes born from experience, both direct and indirect. The authors of Regeneration and Birdsong, Pat Barker and Sebastian Faulks, each explore a range of these views in their novels. In being such a complex, […]

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Compare the war poetry of Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon

People wrote poetry in the war because they wanted people to think that war was a good thing and that if you went you would be rewarded when you came back. They also wrote it because there was no Television and Radios so poetry was the way people got their ideas across. The attitude of […]

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On Passing the new Menin Gate by Siegfried Sassoon

On Passing the new Menin Gate by Siegfried Sassoon and The Cenotaph by Charlotte Mew are poems both written after the First World War about their observations of memorial services for the soldiers that were taken by the war. They present differing views of remembrance but both poets show a similar passion for what they […]

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Survivors and The Dead-Beat

“Survivors” by Siegfried Sassoon and “The Dead-Beat” by Wilfred Owen have both similarities and differences in their illustrations of violence and horror during the war, despite the fact that Owen’s poetry is heavily influenced by Sassoon. To begin with, the very title ‘Survivors’ hints at a tragedy (which, of course, proves to be WW1), that […]

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In the Pink

In The Pink presents the same strongly antiwar theme as most of Siegfried Sassoon’s poems do. However, the message he conveys is subtle. It does not entirely depict the gruesome horrors of war, but rather the impact of war on every soldier and his loved ones. The poem follows the thoughts of a soldier, Davies. […]

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