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Break of Day in the Trenches

There isn't actually any strict meter or rhyme scheme in this, perhaps Isaac Rosenberg's most famous poem. Instead, Rosenberg uses free verse, in which there is no regular line length or number of...

Latest answer posted February 26, 2019 8:04 am UTC

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Break of Day in the Trenches

Issac Rosenberg's poem Break of Day in the Trenches is one which plays back and forth with the idea of life and death. Given that one only goes into a trench when at war, the poem speaks very...

Latest answer posted February 3, 2012 8:28 am UTC

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Break of Day in the Trenches

Great poem, isn't it? Paul Fussell writes an excellent, long critical appreciation of it in his book "The Great War and Modern Memory", some of which is quoted at the site below. It's in far more...

Latest answer posted February 3, 2009 1:13 am UTC

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Break of Day in the Trenches

The speaker in Break of Day in the Trenches compares his life to that of a rat he encounters on the battlefield. The rat, he seems to suggest, has a better view of what humanity ought to be than...

Latest answer posted May 30, 2018 8:06 pm UTC

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Break of Day in the Trenches

It is clear that the speaker of this poem views war as something terrible but something that must be endured to the best of man's ability. Note how the opening two lines offer a very interesting...

Latest answer posted November 13, 2013 6:27 am UTC

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