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Definition of war poet in English:

noun

A poet writing at the time of and on the subject of war, especially one on military service during the First World War.
Example sentences
  • Among medal cards on the database are those of the future Duke of Windsor, Winston Churchill, Wilfred Owen, the war poet, and Ralph Vaughan Williams, the composer.
  • The war poet Siegfried Sassoon felt the ‘pile of peace-complacent stone’ set out to make the unacceptable deaths of so many millions acceptable, and even as it was being built, wrote a bitter poem deriding ‘this sepulchre of crime’.
  • We'll also follow the stories of two brave Britons of World War I, war poet Siegfried Sassoon and nurse Edith Cavell.

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