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Suicide in the Trenches

“Suicide in the Trenches” by Siegfried Sassoon was written as the author was serving in the military during World War I, and is a commentary on the disparity between the reality of war and...

Latest answer posted February 4, 2016 7:10 pm UTC

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Suicide in the Trenches

"Suicide in the Trenches" is one of Sassoon's most famous war poems. It confronts the grim reality of war with characteristically blunt and unflinching language: we are left in no doubt as to the...

Latest answer posted April 25, 2018 10:43 am UTC

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Suicide in the Trenches

The theme of "Suicide in the Trenches" is presented in the poem with the great contrast between society's romantic perception of trench warfare and its reality as exemplified by the young soldier....

Latest answer posted December 13, 2016 11:41 pm UTC

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Suicide in the Trenches

Siegfried Sassoon, the poet who wrote "Suicide in the Trenches," presents his ideas of war through simple but vivid imagery and a shift in tone at the start of the third stanza. According to...

Latest answer posted November 22, 2019 1:25 pm UTC

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Suicide in the Trenches

When one writes a critical appreciation of a text, it is important to suss out the text's meaning or central purpose; ask yourself, why did the author write this? What is he or she trying to...

Latest answer posted June 22, 2019 11:34 pm UTC

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Suicide in the Trenches

The message of “Suicide in the Trenches” is that war is hell, and people who glorify war are ignorant and even, perhaps, misleading and cruel. The speaker describes a young man who, when he was...

Latest answer posted December 15, 2020 1:29 pm UTC

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