World War 1 Poetry Project - Page 21

About our poems The Soldier is a poem by Rupert Brooke. The poet speaks in the guise of an English soldier as he is leaving home to go to war. It is a very patriotic poem, but, at the same time, the poet seems to be an anti war man. (Gabriel Iancu) An Irishman foresees his death is a poem written by William Butler Yeats. The poem is a soliloquy of an aviator during the forst world war. in which the narrator describes the circumstances of his imminent death. This poem discusses the role of Irish soldiers fighting for the United kingdom during a time when they were trying to establish the indipendence of Ireland. ( Riccardo Terenzi) . England to her sons is a poem written by William Noel Hodgson in 1914. The poem is about young soldiers that die in World War 1. England is personified as a mother. The soldiers are her sons and fight for peace and justice. (Andrea Pucci) THE SONGS