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SOURCE:   Philological Sciences. Issues of Theory and Practice. Tambov: Gramota, 2018. 11. Part 1. P. 56-60. ISSN 1997-2911.
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https://doi.org/10.30853/filnauki.2018-11-1.12

BYRON AND SASSOON: ABOUT POETS AND WAR

Shishkova Irina Alekseevna
Maxim Gorky Institute of Literature and Creative Writing


Submitted: 30.07.2018.
Abstract. The article deals with the existence of common features in the life and works of two English poets, great Lord Byron and Siegfried Sassoon, who is known for his anti-war speeches. The destinies of both poets lay against the war background. Their works have not been studied in terms of the similarity of their views on the world order. The author focuses on the writings devoted to anti-war themes and rejection of useless bloodshed. Both Byron and Sassoon, with a hundred-year gap, highlighted the ulcers of their contemporary society. The article allows analyzing more deeply some periods of both poets creativity and identifying the degree of its influence on public opinion in England during the World War I and the Napoleonic Wars.
Key words and phrases: , , , , , , , Byron, Sassoon, The Napoleonic Wars, The World War I, poem, lyrics, English trench poets.
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