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PostSubject: Poems describing real events?   Fri Mar 27, 2009 4:41 pm

I remembered today that out of all poems I ever read, those pertaining to actual historical events touched me the most - for example the Tay Bridge by Theodor Fontane (http://homepage.mac.com/joel_huberman/JohnMaynard/TayEnglish.pdf). Does anyone know any other poems like this? And what are your thoughts about them? Do they attract you in the same way?

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PostSubject: Re: Poems describing real events?   Sun Mar 29, 2009 11:34 am

The Charge of the Light Brigade by Tennyson was written about the crimean war, specifically on October 25, 1854 during the Crimean War with the British fighting the Russians.

There is also the best know poem of the first world war, written by Wilfred Owen. Dulce et Decorum est.

http://www.warpoetry.co.uk/owen1.html

Those are the only two I can think of right now.
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