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Allison Lowe

Carondelet High SchoolClass of 2022

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  • The Changing Ideals of War as Reflected through Poetry of the First World War with mentor Chelsea (Aug. 28, 2021)

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The Changing Ideals of War as Reflected through Poetry of the First World War

Started June 28, 2021

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This paper will look at World War I poetry as a mode through which to view the changing ideals of war. It will analyze the long-held values of war such as glory, sacrifice, and heroism and how these were challenged through World War I poetry. Additionally, it will look at how the horrors of World War I caused a cultural shift in the way war was perceived. Both the perspectives of the war poets themselves and other citizens living back at home will be considered.