Siegfried Sassoon
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"Siegfried Loraine Sassoon", was an England/English poet, writer, and soldier. Decorated for bravery on the Western Front (World War I)/Western Front, he became one of the leading poets of the First World War. His poetry both described the horrors of the trenches, and satirised the patriotic pretensions of those who, in Sassoon's view, were responsible for a jingoism-fuelled war. Sassoon became a focal point for dissent within the armed forces when he made a lone protest against the continuation of the war in his "Soldier's Declaration" of 1917, culminating in his admission to a military psychiatric hospital; this resulted in his forming a friendship with Wilfred Owen, who was greatly influenced by him. Sassoon later won acclaim for his prose work, notably his three-volume fictionalised autobiography, collectively known as the "Sherston trilogy".

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In me the tiger sniffs the rose.

The song was wordless;/ The singing will never be done.

Soldiers are citizens of death's grey land, drawing no dividend from time's tomorrows.

His most rational response to my attempts at drawing him out about literature and art was 'I adore italics, don't you?'

And when the war is done and youth stone dead/ I'd toddle safely home and die - in bed.

Man,it seemed,had been created to jab the life out of Germans.