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Who’s for the Game? By Jessie Pope Presentation by Niharika Kudumula and Tracy Han
Who is Jessie Pope? Name: Jessie Pope Born: 18th March 1868, Leicester, East Midlands, UK Died: 14 December 1941 School: North London Collegiate School Jessie pope is a patriotic and motivated propaganda war poet. She began her career by regularly publishing her pieces in the daily mail and The Daily Express, also writing for Vanity Fair, Pall Mall Magazine and the Windsor. Her poems were written to encourage young men into enlisting for the war. Jessie Pope was one of the main types of advertisement used by the nation.
Who is Jessie Pope? Name: Jessie Pope Born: 18th March 1868, Leicester, East Midlands, UK Died: 14 December 1941 School: North London Collegiate School She was very popular as her poems recruited many men and encouraged them to enlist into the war. Her work also influenced Wilfred Owen to write and contradict against Pope’s poem, giving her a greater name. Jingoism Reinstating the idea Dulce et Decourum est Duty towards war Role in War:
Who’s for the Game? Who’s for the game, the biggest that’s played, The red crashing game of a fight? Who’ll grip and tackle the job unafraid? And who thinks he’d rather sit tight? Who’ll toe the line for the signal to ‘Go!’? Who’ll give his country a hand? Who wants a turn to himself in the show? And who wants a seat in the stand? Who knows it won’t be a picnic – not much- Anaphora: “who’s” repetition It divides the readers into two groups Metaphor: She suggests that the war is a game. She doesn’t think about the dangers and reality of war, the fact that people will die. Rhetorical Question: Tackle the job unafraid: suggests that it’s a easy job and that its not a challenge and its easy to complete. - It also refer to the courageous, brave and the youngsters who are willing to risk their lives to gain victory for their nation. Question and Personal Pronouns: You are part of the country, it is yours and that you need to be involved and be able to participate in exactly what your country does. Repetition of the Title. Being a spectator is not part of the job, you will be involved and you will be part of that glory and success.
Who’s for the Game? Yet eagerly shoulders a gun? Who would much rather come back with a crutch Than lie low and be out of the fun? Come along, lads – But you’ll come on all right – For there’s only one course to pursue, Your country is up to her neck in a fight, And she’s looking and calling for you. She says that if you don’t take part you will be a coward and a person who doesn’t like to try new things. Personal Pronouns showing relation: Calling the country as her, so it implies that you are to protect the woman of the country as it is a man’s job to protect a woman. Personification: “Her neck in a fight” That she is at the peak of the war and it Is the time when most of the help is needed and by saying your country again. - The only way to do something for your country is to enlist into the war. “So this is your chance” Uses a certain style of language which is aimed out towards the youth of the country which encourages that particular target audience that they should enrol. You will be able to handle a gun which meant that they are men, that’s what young men at that era thought what it would mean to hold a gun.
Who’s for the Game? 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? Jessie Pope This Stanza is repeated in her other poem: “the Call” Reinforce the idea that enlisting for the war can ensure them fame and success. It conjures up an image of glory and success/ of the parades and procession they’ll be a part of. To Become famous and well known by the community.
Who’s for the Game? Message/Purpose A pro-war poem in which promotes young men to enlist in for the war in order to fight for victory for their country. She encourages men to defend their country. Her message is to enrol in war and that if you do you will be promised the shower of glory, and parades dedicated to the men who enrol. “You will be given the Empires thanks”. This poem is biased as even she knows that people will die, she totally ignores the fact and still spreads these patriotic messages. The poem has a regular rhyme scheme with a calm enthusiastic flow to it. It enables the readers to get excited. Enrol Now
Fun Facts: Married at 61 to a widower who was a bank manager Humourist and writer of light Verse Enrol Now