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Siegfriend Sassoon Does it Matter?
Posted by: tanya1 (149.99.159.---)
Date: July 07, 2007 10:15AM

I need help with this poem. This is what i understand. There are two types of injuries mental and physical. My question is, how does Sassoon attempt or show violence and suffering in this poem?

Re: Siegfriend Sassoon Does it Matter?
Posted by: LindaD (90.240.250.---)
Date: July 07, 2007 05:57PM

We don't know every poem written so it helps if we have the words.

Does It Matter?

Does it matter?-losing your legs?
For people will always be kind,
And you need not show that you mind
When others come in after hunting
To gobble their muffins and eggs.
Does it matter?-losing you sight?
There’s such splendid work for the blind;
And people will always be kind,
As you sit on the terrace remembering
And turning your face to the light.
Do they matter-those dreams in the pit?
You can drink and forget and be glad,
And people won't say that you’re mad;
For they know that you've fought for your country,
And no one will worry a bit.

Siegfried Sassoon

I think he's leaving a lot to the reader. He's questioning them, putting them in the position of the wounded and asking how they would react.

Re: Siegfriend Sassoon Does it Matter?
Posted by: tanya1 (149.99.166.---)
Date: July 10, 2007 12:13AM

Thanks LindaD for the reply

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