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By Elizabeth Vandiver

Elizabeth Vandiver examines the ways that British poets of the 1st global battle used classical literature, tradition, and heritage as a resource of pictures, rules, or even words for his or her personal poetry. Vandiver argues that classics used to be a very important resource for writers from a wide selection of backgrounds, from working-class poets to these trained in public faculties, and for a wide selection of political positions and viewpoints. Poets used references to classics either to help and to oppose the struggle from its starting the entire option to the Armistice and after. via exploring the significance of classics within the poetry of the 1st international warfare, Vandiver deals a brand new point of view on that poetry and at the background of classics in British culture.

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