Examine the poetry by writers of the First World War generation. Discuss the poets’ critique of violence and their general representation of the war. To what extent are the poets deconstructing the myth of military heroism? What type of morality can rescue humanity from the absurd of the war? Devote your discussion to analysis and close reading of the documents in question. You are welcome to do further research on the lives and works of the War poets (Siegfried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen and Philip Larkin).
The Great War (28 July,1914-11 November,1918), also known as The First World War, was one of the largest wars in history. More than 9 millions people were killed and much more were injured. It shocked the whole world and, on the other hand, became an inspiration for many writers. The aim of poetry were: to stop spreading violence among people, to finish the cruel war, and to make people aware of all consequences of fighting. The three great examples of such works are, in my opinion: Siegfried