Analysis Of The Poem "The Soldier" By Rupert Brooke



I am analyzing the poem "The Soldier" by Rupert Brooke. This poem
is about a man who loves his country dearly. The country is England. He
believes that if he should die in a far away battle field that people
should remember of him only that he was English. Brookes says in his
forth line, "In that rich earth a richer dust concealed." This means that
if he is to die in a land other than England that the soil would be made
better because there would now be a piece of England within it.
The plot of this poem reinforces it's meaning because it deals with
death and love. These are two powerful things that evoke feeling in
people. It helps to create an image in the poem of a man who is ...

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cherishing and caressing the
man who stands at her side. Another line is "Washed by the rivers, blest
by suns of home." This line creates a feeling of tranquillity and a unity
with nature.
Another line that evokes a feeling of peace and happiness is, "Her
sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day." Without such strong images,
the poem would probably not have such a great effect on the reader. Lines
such as this one force the reader to see the land in the same light as the
poet.
Symbolism also plays a key role in this poem. Some of the more
obvious uses of symbolism are apparent in the line "And laughter, learnt
of friends; and gentleness." Obviously we realize that the land does not
laugh and is not gentle. This is symbolism used to tell us how wonderful
a place England is to live. More symbolism is in the first stanza where
the poem says "If I should die, think only this of me: That there's some
corner of a foreign field that is for ever England. There shall be in ...

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