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Analysis and comments on I Have A Rendezvous With Death by Alan Seeger

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Comment 13 of 73, added on March 27th, 2007 at 6:04 PM.

My only brother, Ken, commited suicide in November many years ago. He had
a copy of this poem in his wallet. It is hauntingly beautiful, yet sad.

human53 from United States
Comment 12 of 73, added on February 22nd, 2007 at 8:50 PM.

Yo Tim stop thinking your the show- Seeger most definetly embraced death,
in 1915 he wrote a letter from the front saying, "If it must be, let it
come in the heat of action. Why flinch? It is by far the noblest form in
which death can come. It is in a sense almost a privilege. . . ." found
that off english.emory.edu if you wanna check it out

matt from United States
Comment 11 of 73, added on February 22nd, 2007 at 8:43 PM.

Yo Tim stop thinking that your the show- Seeger most definetly embraced
death he wrote a letter in 1915 saying, "If it must be, let it come in the
heat of action. Why flinch? It is by far the noblest form in which death
can come. It is in a sense almost a privilege. . . ." found that off of
english.emory.edu if you want to check it out for yourself

matt from United States
Comment 10 of 73, added on February 4th, 2006 at 2:21 AM.

Beautifully Sad!

Asaad from United Arab Emirates
Comment 9 of 73, added on December 27th, 2005 at 7:44 PM.

As "Das Boot" is the penultimate anti-war film.

Seeger's poem is the ultimate anti-war poem.

The last two verses are especially haunting.

Leslie Horewinkle from Brunei Darussalam, Negara
Comment 8 of 73, added on December 19th, 2005 at 6:38 AM.

I remember studying this poem in high school. The first line came to me
over coffee this morning, so I reread the poem. This young man certainly
prefers life over death (much better to be home comfy in bed next to a
loved one), he may even fear it, but this poem also speaks of
responsibility and honor. He feels that death is imenent, I'm sure,
because WWI casualties were staggering. It may have been premonition, but
going "over there" late in the war almost certainly meant you weren't
coming back. I'd forgotten how haunting this poem is.

Adriana from United States
Comment 7 of 73, added on November 25th, 2005 at 12:33 PM.

I HAVE A RENDEZVOUS WITH DEATH


ABO ALI from Egypt
Comment 6 of 73, added on October 15th, 2005 at 11:19 AM.

Tracy N. - He most certainly feared death. He was an
Infantryman in the poison gas filled
Trenches.
Byron - Premonition?.....read above

Tom - JFK was a president that REALLY pissed off the
mob. No prophecy there.

Tim from United States
Comment 5 of 73, added on September 20th, 2005 at 8:10 PM.

He did not fear death, he embraced it.

Tracy N. from United States
Comment 4 of 73, added on July 5th, 2005 at 12:26 AM.

A premonition? Alan Seeger died July 4th 1916.

Byron from United States

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Poet: Alan Seeger
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