Isaac Rosenberg: August 1914
Despite the fact that the poems that we have looked at all take the First World War as their implied subject, Isaac Rosenberg was not only a war poet. When he arrived in France in June 1916 he had already published three volumes of poems, including 'Youth' in 1915, and 'Moses' in 1916. Take a look at the text from the poem 'August 1914'. Would you call this a 'war poem'? What evidence would you use to make that claim? Do you think that this poem is pro or anti-war? Do you think that you can use poetry to make these sorts of arguments?
This pathway gives a brief overview of some of Isaac Rosenberg's poetry and letters, and some of the images that might have inspired him during his time spent in France from the summer of 1916 until his death on 1st April, 1918.
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