Latrice Young Essay

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Siegfried Sassoon was in many homosexual relationships. He married
A man name Hester Gatty and, they had a son name George. Siegfried Sassoon was born on September 8, 1886 in Kent, England. Sassoon was the Eminent English Poet writer and soldier. His poetry both describe the horrors of trenches. Siegfried Sassoon began writing poetry as a child he was more interested in sports than in Scholastic Achievement. Siegfried had a good childhood, went into war as a soldier, and wrote poetry.

Siegfried Sassoon was born on September 8,1886 in Kent. Siegfried Sassoon was born and grew up in the neo-Gothic Mansion name Weirleigh. His father, Alfred Ezra Sassoon, son of Sassoon David Sassoon, was member of the wealthy Baghdad, Jewish Sassoon merchant family. Siegfried Mother Theresa belonged to the Thorneycroft Family. Siegfried was the second of three sons, the others being Michael and Hamo. When he was 4 years old his parents separated. During his father weekly visit to the boys, ...view middle of the document...

The letter might have let to a court martial but Sassoon was instead briefly hospitalized for shell shock then sent back to the battlefield where he was wounded in the head. His wartime experiences were not easily forgotten, and he continued to write about them long after the conflict ended.
Sassoon was an Eminent English poet, Writer and soldier.

His poetry both describe the horrors of the trenches, and the patriotic pretensions of those who in Sassoon View. Although Siegfried Sassoon began writing poetry as a child, he was more interested in sports than in scholastic achievement. His earlier poems are focused on childhood memories at Weirleigh, the large, Victorian House. Siegfried Sassoon was probably the most innocent of the war poets. Sassoon is best known for his angry and compassionate poems of the first World War 1. The first poem was called ‘Absolution’ and it goes the anguish of the earth absolves our eyes, until the beauty shines in all that we can see, war is our scourge, yet war made us wise and, fighting for our freedom, we are free, He trying to recognized the sadness of the war But, they did not question it association with heroism and glory. The second poem Sassoon wrote was called ‘Soldier Boy’ which says 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, Sassoon is trying to say was He had depression of a young soldier before he commits suicide.

Siegfried Sassoon was one of the great poets from the
World war 1. The poetry from the likes of Sassoon and Wilfred Owen seem to many to be an summary of the horrors that many had experienced during the war. Most of his war poems were comments no what life was like at home in England amongst those who were not experiencing the horrors of the war in France and Belgium. In particular he saved some of his greatest criticism for those who he believe were profiting from the war through a few of his poems were openly critical of those who commanded the war. After the war, Sassoon spent a great deal of time writing his autobiography. The six volumes took from 1928 to 1945 to complete. He died o September 1, 1967.

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