In Flanders Fields Questions and Answers

In Flanders Fields

The theme of this poem is that the living must continue to flight for the soldiers killed in the war. McCrae, writing about World War I, describes the poppies that blow across the field of graves...

Latest answer posted November 14, 2017 6:56 pm UTC

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In Flanders Fields

In the poem "In Flanders Field," by John McCrae, the overriding images are of order and bucolic beauty. The scene is a cemetery, with poppies growing between row upon row of crosses, while in the...

Latest answer posted April 2, 2010 8:53 am UTC

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In Flanders Fields

Tone is the poet’s attitude toward a subject. The poem “In Flanders Fields” is about World War I. There are several different ways that I could describe this tone. For example, it could be...

Latest answer posted March 6, 2012 4:49 am UTC

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In Flanders Fields

John McCrae's poem "In Flanders Fields" is one of the most famous poems of the First World War, and its predominant theme is the nobility of sacrifice. Written after the Second Battle of Ypres in...

Latest answer posted July 1, 2018 9:22 am UTC

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In Flanders Fields

In the opening stanza of the poem, McCrae uses symbolism when he describes "the crosses, row on row." The "crosses" he refers to here are the crosses that are used to mark the graves of soldiers...

Latest answer posted April 15, 2021 6:46 pm UTC

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In Flanders Fields

After witnessing carnage (including a close friend’s death) on the battlefield of Ypres Salient during World War I, Canadian poet-physician John McCrae composed “In Flanders Fields.” In this poem,...

Latest answer posted April 15, 2021 8:23 pm UTC

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In Flanders Fields

One of the primary messages of this poem is the responsibility the living owe to the dead. "The Dead" collectively speak in this poem and recall that just days earlier, they were vibrantly alive....

Latest answer posted April 15, 2021 7:31 pm UTC

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In Flanders Fields

I would say that this poem is trying to tell us that war is sad but it is also in some way honorable or at least necessary. We can clearly see that war is tragic in the first two stanzas. The...

Latest answer posted November 2, 2010 9:47 am UTC

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In Flanders Fields

This poem, "In Flanders Fields," was written by John McCrae, a Lieutenant Colonel in the Canadian Army during World War I. He served as a surgeon, and the poem is clearly a reaction to the horrors...

Latest answer posted November 5, 2010 3:03 am UTC

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