Question A WWI Poetry and Harlem Renaissance Writers and Artists
Here is a link to the First World War Digital Poetry Archive, which features different WWI poets with their biographies and original works. Use this for information on your post. Please respond to both of the following questions below. http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit/collections
While the idea of the soldier-poet may seem unlikely, the devastating effects of technological warfare during WWI produced memorable poetry. Pick one poem from a web source and describe the message the soldier-poet tries to convey, citing a few lines in your post. I’ve selected a poem: WHEN I’M KILLED by ROBERT GRAVES
Of the various authors, artists, and musicians who participated in the Harlem Renaissance, identify the person whose autograph you would most want, and explain the reasons why. Provide one (1) example that illustrates the reason you selected the person that you did. Harlem Renaissance Website and video at http://www.history.com/topics/harlem-renaissance
Please respond to classmate post whether you agree or not, please elaborate: The Poem I went with was by Isaac Rosenberg. The Troop Ship
The poem basically talks about how hard it is to get rest or sleep on this ship. How their body’s twist and lay in all kinds of ways. Because they lay this way they can’t get any sleep. But if they do fall asleep they are woken up buy the wind or feet on their face. So the autograph that I would want would be Louis Armstrong. My grandma was a huge fan and I always remember she would play his music on the weekends. Also I selected him because Jazz was good music and a way for people on hard time’s forget for a bit and enjoy themselves.