Compare and contrast The Soldier by Rupert Brooke and The Fallen by Laurence Binyon.

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The Fallen by Laurence Binyon and The Soldier by Rupert Brooke are two poems with several similarities, though they are not without their differences either. Both poems are about World War One and the death of those involved. The Soldier, which focuses mainly on imagery of landscapes, while The Fallen focuses more on the imagery of the people in the war. The content of both the poems is the way in which death caused by war is dealt with. The difference is that The Soldier is set before anyone has died, and The Fallen is set after many have been killed. Both poems had different views on the apparent glory to be gained from war. The subject of these poems is generally the same – World War One. The main difference on the subject is the time of the war the poem is set in. The subject of The Soldier is set before the war has actually happened, written through the eyes of a soldier who has signed up for the war, but has not actually gone yet. The subject of The Fallen differs from this in a way that instead of concentrating on the grief that may come from the war, it concentrates on the grief that is. In The Fallen, the war has happened, and many of the men have died, young and fit, and everyone in England is mourning for this terrible loss. The imagery of these poems is mainly very different. The Fallen concentrates very much on images of the soldiers in the war, specifically those young, fit men who are now dead, and then to the mourning country of England, because these young men will never experience the joy of life. The Soldier is very different from this because in this poem, there are close to no images of actual people or soldiers. The imagery of this poem is based largely around the landscape of England, and makes England seem alive. Apart from this difference, the poems have one identical piece of imagery embedded in the verses; war and death. The content of
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