Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Soldier–Rupert Brooke

The Soldier–Rupert Brooke
Þ          Rupert Brooke, a War poet, had taken in the First World War and died in 1950 at the age of 32. His war experiences and deep love for the country made his poem and himself very popular. According to A. C. Ward, “In a group of sonnets he evoked the patriotism and idealism of that strange and tragic year of 1814.”
Þ          The poem ‘The Soldier’ is one of masterpiece of Brooke’s sonnets in which the poet speaks about a soldier’s love for his own land. The poem also presents how his body was given to him by him motherland, English.


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