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

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Comment 9 of 69, 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 69, 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 69, added on November 25th, 2005 at 12:33 PM.

I HAVE A RENDEZVOUS WITH DEATH


ABO ALI from Egypt
Comment 6 of 69, 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 69, 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 69, added on July 5th, 2005 at 12:26 AM.

A premonition? Alan Seeger died July 4th 1916.

Byron from United States
Comment 3 of 69, added on June 26th, 2005 at 5:09 AM.

Excellent poem. I have just come accross whilst studying WW1 in school.
Through analysing this poem, I have to say it is one of my favourites, very
touching.

Ebony from United Kingdom
Comment 2 of 69, added on June 7th, 2005 at 2:11 PM.

everyone should write poetry and should respect what it stands fo because
people who hate poetry probably don't know how to write it themselves.

William from United States
Comment 1 of 69, added on May 26th, 2005 at 9:46 AM.

John F. Kennedy, newly married, told Jacqueline that "Rendezvous With
Death" was his favorite poem.

It almost seems like a self-fulfilling prophecy eh?

Tom from United States

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Poet: Alan Seeger
Poem: I Have A Rendezvous With Death
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