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CLIP 6493

Rupert Brooke - 'The Soldier' (poem only)

Rupert Brooke - 'The Soldier'  (poem only)
Key Info
Ideas for use in class
  • This reading shows us the classic view of the stiff-upper lipped English gentleman, facing the war with a sense of certainty and noble heroism. What would the impact on the meaning of the sonnet be if it was set on the battlefield or in a deprived area? A contrasting reading can be seen in clip 6492.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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