Tag Archives: "Strange Meeting"

Soldier, Rest, Thy Warfare O’er

In “Soldier Rest,” Sir Walter Scott captures how inviting death can look to those caught up in battle’s throes.

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Poetry Changed during World War I

The horrors of World War I created some great poetry. But not in its early days.

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Memorializing Our Lost Innocence

Wilfred Owen’s “Strange Meeting” is not only about the soldiers who have died but how their death taints the living.

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