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Rupert Brooke

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Allie Alfonso

on 26 April 2010

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Rupert Brooke Born August 3, 1887
English Poet
Known as "the handsomest young man in England" Studied at Rugby school where his father was a housemaster
He won a scholarship from a poem he wrote while traveling through Europe, titled "John Webster and the Elizabethan Drama"
Used scholarship to fund his education at King's College, Cambridge During his schooling at King's College:
He became a member of the Cambridge Apostles
He also helped founded the Marlowe Society Drama Club
He then acted in the Cambridge Greek Play
As a student Rupert, he became well known in literary circles
He came to know many important political, literary and social figures
Brookes also belong to another literary group known as the Georgian Poets
He become one of the important of the Dymock poets also Brooke friends admired his talent, but most peoplesaw him more for his good looks
In 1913, Brooke suffered from a severe emotional crisis
The crisis was said to be a result of his sexual confusion and jealousy
In part of his recovery he traveled through the US and Canada which is when he wrote the Westminster Gazette
It was said he fathered a daughter, Tahitian, during this journey
He ended up falling in love with many men and woman
Brooke sailed as a Sub-Lieutenant with the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
They sailed through the British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force where he got bite by an infected mosquito bite
He died from this infection on April 23, 1915 "The Soldier"
By: Rupert Brooke This poem is considered to be an English Nationalist poem
Written in 1914
It highlights the heroism of the solider who were involved in WWI
Brooke believed that there was more to war than the government make the public believe
This poem is read at the memorial services of many soliders in WWI
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