Living the War - the Poets I

Siegfried Sassoon. From The Old Huntsman, and Other Poems , 1917.

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Sassoon’s poem is an ironic twist on the widely-held view of fallen soldiers as heroes. Sassoon’s soldier-narrator delivers news of a fellow soldier’s death to the man’s mother while barely containing his true feelings about “Jack.”

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Sassoon’s poem is an ironic twist on the widely-held view of fallen soldiers as heroes. Sassoon’s soldier-narrator delivers news of a fellow soldier’s death to the man’s mother while barely containing his true feelings about “Jack.”

Metadata Details
Item Type Book
Title Living the War - the Poets I
Publication Title The Old Huntsman, and Other Poems
Creator Siegfried Sassoon
Publication Date 1917
Call Number Case Martin Y 185 .S25248
Location Special Collections