- How does the historical information (pp 136-38) about WWI shed light on the ideas in and tone of the poems we are reading? Name a few specific historical details about WWI that are relevant.
- "They" – Explain the poem's title?
What is the conflict or tension between the boys and the
Bishop? Is it resolved? Why or why not?
- "The Rear-Guard" – How does the description of environment support the poem's viewpoint? What is this viewpoint (about war)?
- "The General" – How is the General characterized here? What details/ideas are specifically stated and what details are implied?
- "Glory of Women" – What role do women have in war, according to the poem? How do you explain the reference to the German mother (line12)?
- How are Sassoon's poem examples of literature from the Modern British Period? (Look at general introduction - "Poetry")