First world war poetry read one or more of the following poems about the first world war and answer the questions that appear at the end of each poem after the speeches about the empire by ted plantos a working party by siegried sassoon creed by dick diespecker our dug out by edgar w mcinnis the reaper by bill caddick. Canadian poets of world war i by ro spreckley april 1953 general james wolfe is reported to have said on the eve of the epoch making battle which was to be his last that he would sooner have written thomas grays elegy in a country courtyard than take quebec. Students learn more of the first world war by way of a study of the canadian british and american soldier poets that served in france and belgium aims students will search and read the poetry of their soldier poet. The best war poems everyone should read nov 2 posted by interestingliterature if this list has whetted your appetite for more poetry of the first world war alternatively switch war for love with this pick of the best very short love poems in english. The first world war produced many war poets particularly those writing in english wilfred owen siegfried sassoon and edmund blunden all come to mind in the canadian context there is a clear favourite for most well known john mccrae the author of in flanders fields however there
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