the war poets and t.s. eliot
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- 1. GROUP PRESENTATION CAMBODIAN MEKONGHIN BUNMYHOUV LEEGEACH ID:1256100414 ID:1256111976 UNIVERSITYHUL BYNETH ID:1256100409LENG CHANVORLEAK ID:1257100636 AMERICAN LITERATURE STUDIES 1 HU114LY PANHA ID:1257100637LECTURER: TONY JACKSON
2. THE War PoetsThe War Poets section follows a number of the most famous world war poets from Wilfred Owen, John McCrae and Rupert Brooke to Siegfried Sassoon and Alan Seeger. 3. THE SOLDIERBY RUPERT BROOKE1. Brooke is trying to explainthat wherever he may die inbattle, that place will becomeEngland. Stanza 1, Lines 1-52. He wants readers to believethat his love of country is sostrong that foreign soil willchange nationalities when hedies on it. Stanza 1, Lines 6-83. He seems to think that Godhimself will be impressed byhis love of his nation. Stanza 2 4. MAIN IDEASHow much one man lovehis nation and country,and he be proud to die forthem.THEMEPATRIOTISMlove and support of ones countryTRANSFORMATIONchanging shape 5. RUPERT BROOKE Born: 3 August 1887, in England Nationality: British Education: at Rugby andHillbrow School , and win ascholarship to study at Kingscollege Occupation: Poet Known: his five War Sonnets,(IV: The Dead and V: TheSoldier) Died: 23 April 1915 (Age 28),Sepsis 6. DULCE ET DECORUM EST BY WILFRED OWENThe poem presents a vignettefrom the front lines of WorldWar I; specifically, of Britishsoldiers attacked with chemicalweapons. In the rush to equipthemselves against the gas,one soldier is unable to get hismask on in time. The speakerdescribes the gruesome effectsof the gas on the man and thereality of war. 7. MAIN IDEASThe modern warfare, andhow it affects the victim.THEMEWARFAREwarSUFFERINGpainREALITY OF WARreal war 8. WILFRED OWEN Born: 18 March 1893, in Oswestryin The west of England Nationality: English Education: London University Occupation: English Poet &Solider Notable works:"Dulce et DecorumEst", "Insensibility", "Anthem forDoomed Youth", "Futility" and"Strange Meeting". Died: 4 November 1918 (aged 25)France, was killed in the war 9. BASE DETAILSBY SIEGFRIED SASSOONIn the poem Sassooncondemns what he saw asthe incompetence and callousindifference to the soldiers atthe front displayed by the staffofficers of the British Army,who stayed at the Base andsending "glum heroes up theline to death". 10. MAIN IDEASThe anger of a soldier, thathis commanders send theirsoldiers to die, while theyare secure in the office.THEMEDEATHend of lifeANGERfuryBITTERNESSunpleasantness 11. SIEGFRIED SASSOON Born: 8 September 1886 Matfield,Kent, England Nationality: British Education: The New BeaconPreparatory School, Clare College,Cambridge Occupation: Soldier, Poet, andAuthor Notable work: The CompleteMemoirs of George Sherston Married: December 1933, onlychild (Separated in 1945) Died: 1 September 1967(aged 80),stomach cancer 12. T.S. EliotThomas Stearns EliotPicture Quick Styles give yougreat looking frames in asingle click. Thomas Stearns "T. S." Eliot OM (September 26, 1888 January 4, 1965) was aplaywright, literary critic, and an important English-language poet of the 20th century. 13. THE LOVE SONG OF J.ALFRED PRUFROCKBY THOMAS STEARNS ELIOT1. J. Alfred Prufrock describes themodern city, the street scene, andwomen, yellow smoke and fogoutside the house, and insist thatthere will be time to act in the socialworld. Lines 1-362. Prufrock describes the sufferingfrom his social actions. He thinksabout womens arms, perfume, lonelymen; but he can not do anything, andhe admits that he is afraid. Lines 37-863. Prufrock wonders if a woman reject him after asking for love.He thinks he is not a Prince; and he worried over growing old,and adopts the fashions of youth. By the beach, he sees imagesof mermaids singing and swimming. Lines 87-132 14. MAIN IDEAS A middle-aged man that fear ofmaking decisions, and unable to contact with awomen. He trys to do something, but his shyness and fear of failure made him passive. THEMES LONELINESS being lonely INDECISION hesitation INADEQUACY inability to perform PESSIMISM Negative thinking 15. THOMAS STEARNS ELIOT Born: 26 September 1888, America Nationality: American by birth; Britishfrom 1927 Education: B.A in philosophy, PhD inHarvard University Merton College,Oxford Occupation: playwright, literary critic,and an important English poet Notable works: The Love Song of J.Alfred Prufrock (1915), The WasteLand (1922), Four Quartets (1944) Married: Vivienne Haigh-Wood (Vivien)(19151947); Esm Valerie Fletcher(19571965) Children none Died: 4 January 1965 (aged 76)London, England 16. CONCLUSIONThe Soldier By Rupert Brooke Dulce et Decorum Est By Wilfred OwenBase Details By Siegfried Sassoon The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock By T.S. Eliot