This study guide will help you analyse the poem “The Soldier” by Rupert Brooke. We will show you examples of elements in the text that will be relevant for your analysis. In these notes, we will focus on the summary, composition, characters and speaker, language and style, rhythm and rhyme, imagery and metaphors, theme and message.
Presentation of the poem
Title: “The Soldier”
Author: Rupert Brooke
Published in: “New Numbers” (magazine)/ “1914 & Other Poems” (collection)
Date of Publication: 1915
Rupert Brooke (1887-1915) was an English poetry writer who is best known for a series of sonnets related to World War I, published in a literary magazine and then posthumously, after his death in the war. Brooke was also very popular because of his handsome looks which made him quite known in England.
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