Why I love…Eduqas Anthology: Blog Series 5 – The Soldier by Rupert Brooke | susansenglish

While I enjoy teaching this poem it can be difficult for the students to really dig under the surface and to develop a detailed exploration of the poem . It is a pretty straightforward propaganda poem, encouraging men to take responsibility and go to war. Brookes wrote it before the war and the harsh realities of what war was actually like had yet to become apparent, meaning that it has an idealistic tone and is arguably too sentimental as a result.

How do I approach this poem?

Again I start with connotations and get students to mind map what their knowledge, understanding and…

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