She gives enlistment and fighting an air of jollity, which seems heartless and unrealistic but which was not uncommon at the beginning of the war. This poem shares a similar theme with much of Pope’s other work, particularly Who’s for the Game? The Call Poem by Jessie Pope - Poem Hunter. 16. Language Informal 18. Who's for the trench-Are you, my laddie? Pope is perhaps best known—and indeed most vilified—for her patriotic poetry of the First World War. She received accolades as the ‘foremost woman humourist’ who had ‘nimble wit and a polished facility for rhyme and scansion’ for her verse on subjects that varied from ‘Love in a Car’ and ‘With the Beagles in Herts’ to ‘The Ideal Home’ and ‘Men I Might Have Married’. This poem has not been translated into any other language yet. This poem is aimed at young men trying to get them to enlist and volunteer for the war. Make comments, explore modern poetry. The opening page of Jessie Pope's War Poems reproduces a facsimile of a letter sent from ‘a soldier at the front’ that proclaims her poems ‘much admired by us all out here’ and ‘will be such a “buck up”’ for the soldier's wife. Airy Nothings contained the poems ‘Any Woman to a Suffragette’ and ‘Any Suffragette to any Woman’, which it could be argued show Pope taking a balanced view of the controversial fight for the franchise. Here, she levels accusations of cowardice against those who choose not to enlist. Her posthumous reputation, however, rests on the patriotic verses she wrote during World War I. Here, she levels accusations of cowardice against those who choose not to enlist. / Who'll follow French— / Will you This poem has not been translated into any other language yet. provided at no charge for educational purposes. 2 Little Breach, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 5TX, United Kingdom. She was a prolific writer of humorous verse, articles, and short stories, which were published in many other popular periodicals of the early twentieth century, including the Daily Mail, the Daily Express, the Evening Standard, The Queen, and the Westminster Gazette, before being collected in such books as Paper Pellets (1906) and Airy Nothings (1909). I would like to translate this poem » Originally published in the Daily Mail and other papers, Pope collected her war poems into books such as Jessie Pope’s War Poems (1915), More War Poems (1915), and Simply Rhymes for Stirring Times (1916). Published from 1914 onwards in newspapers like the Daily Mail, her verse was later collected in the volumes Jessie Pope's War Poems (1915), More War Poems (1915), and Simple Rhymes for Stirring Times (1916), as well as in charity gift-books such as The Fiery Cross (1915). Author : web.admin Category : Featured Poems, Poems. ©2004-2019 Copyright Great War Literature Publishing LLP. All rights reserved. And who wants to save his skin- Who'll follow French-Will you, my laddie? She gives enlistment and fighting an air of jollity, which seems heartless and unrealistic but which was not uncommon at the beginning of the war. Join today for free! Asking if they want to save their country or not fight and risk their country losing the fight without because they didn't fight. All information has been reproduced here for educational and informational purposes to benefit site visitors, and is provided at no charge... Recite this poem (upload your own video or voice file). Most Important Line "And who wants to save his skin." There is no comment submitted by members.. © Poems are the property of their respective owners. ), Analysis of To the Bitter Sweet-Heart: A Dream. The Call By: Jessie Pope 1915 17. A-Level Notes on The Regeneration Trilogy, Notes on Siegfried Sassoon: Selected War Poems, Analysis of No One So Much As You (M.E.T. Important Lines "Who's for the
This poem was written in 1915 by a female journalist Jessie Pope. Her work compelled Wilfred Owen to dedicate ‘Dulce et decorum est’ in his original manuscript ‘To Jessie Pope, etc’, then in a subsequent version ‘To a Certain Poetess’ before deleting the ‘dedication’ altogether in favour of the more cryptic reference to ‘my friend’ in the final lines that precede ‘the Old Lie’. Jessie Pope was an English author, born in Leicester March 18, 1868 and educated at the North London Collegiate School for Girls from 1883 to 1886. Profanity : Our optional filter replaced words with *** on this page •, © by owner. Comments & analysis: Who's for the trench— / Are you, my laddie?
Criticism Widely disseminated and widely read, her war poetry attracted both admiration and condemnation. Pope began writing for Punch; between 1902 and 1922 she contributed 170 poems to the magazine. Who's fretting to begin, Who's going out to win?
Who's for the trench-Are you, my laddie?Who'll follow French-Will you, my laddie?Who's fretting to begin,Who's going out to win?And who wants to save his skin-Do you, my laddie?Who's for the khaki suit-Are you, my laddie?Who longs to charge and shoot-Do you, my laddie?Who's keen on getting fit,Who means to show his grit,And who'd rather wait a bit-Would you, my laddie?Who'll earn the Empire's thanks-Will you, my laddie?Who'll swell the victor's ranks-Will you, my laddie?When that procession comes,Banners and rolling drums-Who'll stand and bite his thumbs-Will you, my laddie? This poem shares a similar theme with much of Pope’s other work, particularly Who’s for the Game? - expressed similar sentiments. Pope was widely published during the war, apart from newspaper publication producing three volumes: Jessie Pope's War Poems (1915), More War Poems (1915) and Simple Rhymes for Stirring Times (1916). Other poems, such as The Call (1915)- "Who’s for the trench — Are you, my laddie?"