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World War One Poetry in Context

Literary Contexts: British Poetry

The early 20th century was one of the most volatile periods of history and poetry exposed the true nature of World War I. This video explains the historical context behind the poetry of war poets including Pope, McCrae, Brooke, Owen and Sassoon, discussing historical events, recurring themes and how the movement was received during its time. It provides a valuable accompaniment for senior secondary English students.

Rating: E
Production Year: 2021
Duration: 10 min
Series: Literary Contexts: British Poetry
Printable Resources: Yes

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