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By Elizabeth Vandiver

Elizabeth Vandiver examines the ways that British poets of the 1st international 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 was once an important resource for writers from a large choice 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 aid and to oppose the battle from its starting the entire strategy to the Armistice and after. via exploring the significance of classics within the poetry of the 1st global battle, Vandiver bargains a brand new standpoint on that poetry and at the heritage of classics in British culture.

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