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In Flanders Fields Analysis

As stated by John McCrae’s close friend and former Ottawa newspaper editor, Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Edward Morrison.

Borrowing its structure from the sonnet tradition, the In Flanders Fields poem is a complex poem.

John McCrae gives us three distinct verses full of contrast and imagery offering the reader a poignant insight into McCrae’s thought processes as he conveys his message in verse. John McCrae’s use of imagery such as “poppies blow between the crosses row on row” and “the torch be yours to hold it high” has since become a part of our collective memory of war.

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