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The Soldier

The Soldier

by Rupert Brooke

The Soldier Questions

Bring on the tough stuff - there’s not just one right answer.

  1. Is this a pro-war or anti-war poem? Neither? Both? Why do you think so?
  2. How does this poem compare to other poems you've read about war? 
  3. What is your interpretation of what is going on in the last 6 lines of the poem?
  4. Do you think Brooke really believed the things he said in this poem? Is it possible that he was being ironic or sarcastic? How do you know?

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