The soldier – Summary
If i should die , think only this of me ; That there’s some corner of a foreigen field That is for ever England .There shall be In that rich earth a richer .There shall be In that rich earth a richer dust concealed; A dust whom England bore, shaped , made aware Gave once ,her flowers to love ,her ways to roam, A body of England’s breathing English air , Washed by the rivers , blest by suns of home. And think , this heart ,all evil shed away, A pulse in the eternal mind , no less Gives ,somewhere back the thoughts by England given; Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day; And laughter ,learnt of friends; and gentless, in hearts at peace ,under an English heaven.
The soldier is a patriotic poem written by an english poet Rupert Brooke. It presents a fine feeling of a soldier. He does not see war as a harrowing event, but as a glorious sacrifice. He says every English soldier is protected and glorified by English beauty. Soldiers actually never die for their motherland. They get peace and comfort under the heavenly existence of their country. Their motherland feels proud of them and always remembers them. the poem has universal tone.