The imagery of landscape in the English poetry of the First World War.
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Autor/esCara Álvarez, Diego
The English ‘War Poets’ who took part in the European conflict that shook the world in the second decade of the 20th century, initiated a new kind of poetry which combined the tranquil scenes of the previous tradition with a feeling of despair and intense pain. It is in the descriptions of landscape where this combination is most striking, where the rupture with the past is most evident and where a modern sense of anxiety takes place, exploding in multiple ways. The aim of this paper is to analyze four representative poems of this period and to examine their portrayal of a distorted nature as the instrument to express a feeling of ‘angst’ caused by the war.
Primera Guerra Mundial
First World War