Isaac Rosenberg (November 25, 1890 - ..)
Born: 25th November, 1890
Nationality: English
Profession/Occupation: Poet
Region: Bristol, England, France

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Isaac Rosenberg, (born Nov. 25, 1890, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Eng.--died April 1918, France), British poet and painter killed in World War I.

Rosenberg first trained to be a painter, winning several prizes at the Slade School of Art, London. He enlisted in the British Army in 1915 and is best known for his "trench poems," written between 1916 and 1918, which showed great imaginative power and originality in imagery. His Collected Works, with a foreword by Siegfried Sassoon, first appeared in 1937; an edition by Ian Parsons including poetry, prose, letters, paintings and drawings, was published in 1979.

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Unvalued Bodies in Rosenberg's "Dead Man's Dump" and Hughes' "Ruby Brown"
The body can be looked at, imagined and represented in several ways with respect to the society, context, gender, fictional work, and many more. In Langston Hughes' "Ruby Brown, " the body of Dark red Brown are at first looked at as a body of work, but as the poem progresses her body becomes a figure of pleasure. In "Dead Man's Dump" by Isaac Rosenberg, the bodies in the soldiers are generally not appreciated, thrown away as if they are rubbish, and only applied as a means to a end. Both poems correlate to the certain time period these were written in, and the poems symbolize..
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