Carondelet High SchoolClass of 2022
- The Changing Ideals of War as Reflected through Poetry of the First World War with mentor Chelsea (Aug. 28, 2021)
Allison's Symposium Presentation
The Changing Ideals of War as Reflected through Poetry of the First World WarStarted June 28, 2021
Abstract or project description
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.