By ws hawkins during the civil war a southern prisoner at camp chase in ohio lay sick in the hospital he confided to a friend colonel hawkins of tennessee that he was grieving because his fiancee a nashville girl had not written to him the soldier died soon afterward colonel hawkins having promised to open and answer any mail that came for him this poem is in reply to a letter from his friends fiancee in which she curtly broke the engagement. Although the calls to arms poems of unity and the other types of poems mentioned above were published throughout the war another type of poetry that was published during the war and grew more popular as the war progressed was poetry that focused on the individual soldiers experience of war this type of poetry helped people face the grim reality of the war to make sense of soldiers sacrifice and to memorialize their efforts it was also a way to connect the experiences of soldiers . Grief indignation pride courage patriotic fervor ultimately reconciliation and healing the poetry of the civil war evokes unforgettably the emotions that roiled america in its darkest hour j d mcclatchy 1945 2018 was the author of many books of poetry and essays including plundered hearts new and selected poems 2014 and the editor of nine library of america publications. Poets of the civil war american poets project 15 mcclatchy j d isbn 9781931082761 kostenloser versand fur alle bucher mit versand und verkauf duch amazon
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