March

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Analysis of March by Edward Thomas

INTRODUCTION

March is one of the poems which has been included in the OCR A-Level selection, in which it is difficult to perceive a First World War connection, even though the examining board and, therefore, many teachers and students would appear to believe that there must be one. Thomas is now perceived (rightly or wrongly) as a war poet, but this does not mean that all of his poetry is “war poetry”, and he certainly never wrote about the trenches or the immediate effects of war and wrote no poetry at all once he had embarked for France.

NOTES INFORMATION:

  • No. of Words: 2,190
  • 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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