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The Soldier
The Soldier
by Rupert Brooke

The Soldier Man and the Natural World Quotes Page 2

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Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;
    And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness,
      In hearts at peace, under an English heaven (12-14)

In death, the speaker is reunited with the natural world that "bore" and "shaped" him. In the "English heaven," he re-experiences England's "sights and sounds," which must in part refer to her natural features (rivers, hills, animals, and the like).

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