I in november 2009, the guardian newspaper published “an equal voice,” a poem written by the former poet laureate andrew motion for remembrance day 1 motion described this as a “found” poem, produced by “stitching together the voices of shellshocked people” from the first world war to the. In the early 20th century, mass migration from the us's southern states, and the experience of black soldiers fighting in the first world war, led to a social, cultural, and artistic while the legal systems in the northern states were less oppressive, many soon found that they had not escaped segregation and discrimination. In april 1940, as the second world war intensified, british novelist virginia woolf gave a lecture to the workers' educational association in brighton poets such as ezra pound and ts eliot, and writers such as james joyce, dh lawrence and virginia woolf, were profoundly self-conscious about what.
Randall stevenson describes how the violence and loss of the first world war affected modernist writers' attitudes towards nature and time, as well as shaping like the waste land, centred on depressed post-war existence in london, modernist poetry generally turns away from nature towards fractured,. Society 1 it is imperative to read the representative male canonical poetic voice as one of the many divergent poetic voices and ideologies prevalent during poetry of the first world war: a bibliography (1978) lists 2225 published poets, testifying to the immense popularity of poetry during the time of the war shortly after.
English literature - the literature of world war i and the interwar period: the impact of world war i upon the anglo-american modernists has been noted in addition the war brought a variety of responses from the more-traditionalist writers, predominantly poets, who saw action rupert brooke caught the idealism of the.
Some pre-existing popular literary characters were placed by their authors in world war i-related adventures during or directly after the war these include tom swift (tom swift and his aerial warship in 1915 and tom swift and his air scout in 1919), sherlock holmes (his last bow, 1917) and tarzan (tarzan the untamed,.