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Educational Tool: Poetry In Translation

The students of the French Department of DePaul University have translated a series of poems written by soldiers active during the Great War and more recent wars. This work can serve as a basis for French classes in order to raise the young generations awareness on the war. It can also be used as a launching point for lectures in the framework of public events on WWI centenial.

Each poem below is in both French and English.

FRENCH POETS

Blaise Cendrars

J'ai tué

Henri Barbusse

Le feu - Chapitre 1 : La vision

Le feu - Chapitre 2 : Dans la terre

Le feu - Chapitre 10 : Argoval

Guillaume Apollinaire

Ma Lou

Lettre à Madeleine 36

Les balles

La tranchée

Carte postale

Adieu !

Albert-Paul Granier

Nocturne

La guerre

Crépuscule

Jean Farré

Le pauvre gars que je portais

Henry-Jacques

Les martyrs

Silence

Deux hommes

Romain Darchy

Nos rêves ont passé

 

AMERICAN POETS

 

Ernest Hemingway

Captives

Champs d'Honneur

Poem

Hugh Martin

This Morning, We Carry Body Bags

M-16A2 Assault Rifle

The Range

Barracks Dream

Joyce Kilmer

Memorial Day

Archibald MacLeish

An Eternity

Liberty

Special thanks to the Director of the French Program at DePaul University, Professor Pascale-Anne Brault and her students for their contribution to this commemorative series.

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