Does it Matter?
Does it Matter? Themes
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Sassoon fought in World War I, and most of his poetry from 1915 onwards is all about The Great War and the path of destruction it wrought. "Does it Matter?" takes us away from the battlefield and e...
War is the business of death, of killing. There's no doubt about that. While many of Sassoon's poems discuss actual death, "Does it Matter?" describes a less literal kind of death—the death of dr...
Soldiers lucky enough to survive the battlefield usually get to go home. But going home isn't always all it's cracked up to be; nothing is ever the same after you've seen your comrades die. "Does i...
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