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Questions tagged [siegfried-sassoon]

Questions about the English poet, writer and soldier Siegfried Sassoon (1886 – 1967) and his works. Sassoon was one of the leading poets of First World War.

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How is the Brother Officer being portrayed in “The Hero”?

Siegfried Sassoon's short poem "The Hero" (full text here) is about a young soldier who has died in the First World War, and describes the news of his death being given to his grieving mother. When I ...
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Why was the early draft of “Atrocities” so significant?

Siegfried Sassoon's poem "Atrocities" (full text here) describes the murder of German prisoners by British soldiers during WWI. According to Wikipedia: The discovery in 2013 of an early draft of ...