The American Yawp

The period of World War I produced an extraordinary amount of excellent poetry, especially given its relatively short time-span. Online, find a World War I poem. Describe it, and explain what the poe

The period of World War I produced an extraordinary amount of excellent poetry, especially given its relatively short time-span.

Online, find a World War I poem.  Describe it, and explain what the poem tells you about the war, and how people viewed the war, and the world the war was creating.  Please include the poem with your response.  In your writing, some things that you could analyze include: the contributions of the American Expeditionary Force, or the impact of the new technological innovations described in the poems such as machine guns, airplanes, tanks, poison gas, and trench warfare, that resulted in a stalemate on the Western Front and resulted in such battles as the Battle of Argonne Forest.  Moreover, something else you could touch on is how the men in the trenches viewed the world around them in light of their experiences.  Finally, one last point you could consider is how well you think that poetry conveys the horrors of this war.  As you can see, poetry can be used to describe many different things, so see what you can get out of it.

Remember, you must include in-text citations.  Every paragraph should have a citation for the information in it (for example, biographical information of the poet or facts about the war).  The only exception is if the paragraph is 100% your own analysis.

This report needs to be about one page long, not including the poem itself or your works cited page.  If you have any questions about format, please review the Written Assignment Guidelines.

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