Siegfried Sassoon

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Siegfried Sassoon was perhaps the most innocent of the war poets. John Hildebidle has called Sassoon the "accidental hero." Born into a wealthy Jewish family in 1886, Sassoon lived the pastoral life of a young squire: fox-hunting, playing cricket, golfing and writing romantic verses.

Being an innocent, Sassoon's reaction to the realities of the ...

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Suicide In The Trenches

I knew a simple soldier boy
Who grinned at life in empty joy,
Slept soundly through the lonesome dark,
And whistled early with the lark.


Have you forgotten yet?...
For the world's events have rumbled on since those gagged days,
Like traffic checked while at the crossing of city-ways:
And the haunted gap in your mind has filled with thoughts that flow

Does It Matter?

Does it matter? -losing your legs?
For people will always be kind,
And you need not show that you mind
When others come in after hunting

A Letter Home

(To Robert Graves)



'Jack fell as he'd have wished,' the Mother said,
And folded up the letter that she'd read.
'The Colonel writes so nicely.' Something broke
In the tired voice that quavered to a choke.


DaBaby 20 July 2021

Yeah Yeah

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Hitler 17 November 2020

nein nein nein nein nein nein nein nein nein nein nein

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Hitler 17 November 2020

Ich werde wiederkommen

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Catherine 10 March 2020

How are these comments so awful and pointless when the poems are so incedibly sad and bitter? Didnt you read any of them? If you did, how can you waste your time with such stupid comments when wars just as bad are still going on today? There are bigger things to get upset about than whether or not you get " liked" on a set of computer comments

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siegfried sassoon 17 January 2020

i greatly appreciate the amount of moral support i have received in these years prier to my death. - sassoon

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joe mama 17 January 2020

do u know who i am. exactly you dont

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Babatunde 31 December 2019

A wise man once said sassoon got put in a spliff

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rubbish! 07 December 2019

this is so stupid how comes there aint a poem that I searched for

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Dis_Like Me 24 October 2019

Please #Dis_Like Me! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

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Dis_Like Me 24 October 2019

please dislike me please

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ben dover 15 October 2019

dont touch my spaghetti you tadpole

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ish2802 20 December 2018


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GoGoGo 23 November 2018

He's cool! I love sassoon. Awesome!

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John Wright 06 November 2018

Although Sassoon's poems were badly received by the hypocritical, pro-war establishment of the time, they resonated with the millions who served in the trenches and felt exactly what he wrote about.

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John Cena 04 November 2018

And his name is John Cena! ! !

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William Shakespeare 04 November 2018

To be or not to be that is the question

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Megan Serena 23 September 2018

Is there any poems suitable for a year 9 homework task Really appreciate it

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Tricia 28 August 2018

can anyone help as I am sure Siegfried Sassoon wrote a poem about a victoiran train starting, The passengers stand in pools of wintry light, offering themselves to morn's long slanting shadows. The train steams in volleying resplendent clouds of sun blown vapour.

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no why 05 July 2018

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Mullins 01 July 2018

Are these all by Siegfried Sassoon?

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