By contrast, Sassoon's rhyme scheme in the first stanza is abab, cdcd. In the second stanza it is efefef. Sassoon's own experiences as an English soldier in France during the First World War inspired the poem. An infantry officer, he fought in brutal trench warfare, performing heroically under heavy fire.
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