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Figurative Language Poem 2: I Sing the Battle by Harry Kemp

There is often a naive and jubilant rush to battle before wars begin. A sobering reality check comes after the horrors are unleashed. Harry Kemp expresses this dynamic exquisitely in this short poem. He uses an interesting rhetorical technique and it contains many examples of figurative language. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 5-9.

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