Commentary on Rupert Brooke's 'The Soldier'
An analysis of the last sestet of Rupert Brooke's sonnet, 'The Soldier' written in 1915. The commentary by a teacher, Tony Flaherty, explores the underlying meaning of the sestet, which encompasses the memoirs of a fallen soldier who declares his sacrifice shall be the eternal ownership of England, of a small portion of land he has died upon. The relationship between God and the state of the dead soldier is exemplified. The analysis is underpinned by a dramatised reading of the poem.


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Created: Jan 31, 2012

Updated: May 9, 2019

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