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Birdsong Essay

‘Birdsong’ is a WWI novel written by Sebastian Faulks. It follows Stephen’s life in the pre-war years, during the war and also his granddaughter’s life years afterwards. 1,293 more words

A Remembrance.

The 11th of November, Remembrance Day in the UK, is fast approaching.This year is particularly significant, with it being the centenary of the start of the First World War. 232 more words

11th November

Analysis: "Dulce et Decorum est" by Wilfred Owen

On November 11, 1918, the Armistice of Compiègne was signed, bringing an end to the fighting of World War I.  Exactly one week earlier, Wilfred Owen was killed in action in France, having returned to active service there some 5 months before, despite the admonitions of his close friend and poetic mentor, Siegfried Sassoon.   1,131 more words


A Wednesday for...Visual Poetry Links!

Visual Poetry by Joseph Cornell

An “outsider” artist with no formal art training, he was most well known as a maker of “assemblages” – glass fronted boxes with unique arrangements of objects and pictures. 322 more words

Illustrated Poetry

An Imperial Elegy

Title: In modern literature an elegy is considered a poem of serious reflection, typically a lament for the dead. By Owen naming his piece an Imperial Elegy, he is saying that his poem is majestic or magnificent. 473 more words

Poem Analysis

Birdsong Essay

Sebastian Faulks’ 1993 novel ‘Birdsong’ is a compelling novel exploring the hardship and consequences of war through the main character, Stephen Wraysford. The novel begins in Amiens, France in 1910 where Stephen Wraysford, an Englishman is working in the textile industry and living with the Azaire Family. 998 more words