Lights Out

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Analysis of Lights Out by Edward Thomas

This poem was written in early November 1916, two months before Edward Thomas went out to France. He had recently been commissioned as a second lieutenant and had been assigned to 244 Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, based at Lydd in Kent. In early December, Thomas volunteered for overseas service, feeling that this was the only honourable way open for him to serve his country.

NOTES INFORMATION:

  • No. of Words: 1,400
  • Author: W Lawrance
  • Category: OCR AS F661 Edward Thomas
  • Syllabus(es): OCR
  • Revised and Updated: July 2012
  • Publisher: Great War Literature Publishing LLP

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