A Summary and Analysis of Siegfried Sassoon’s ‘Dreamers’

By Dr Oliver Tearle (Loughborough University)

‘Dreamers’ is a poem by the British poet of the First World War, Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967). Written while Sassoon was convalescing at Craiglockhart Hospital, ‘Dreamers’ is a poem which contrasts the realities of war with the soldiers’ longing for home and domestic comfort and security.

You can read ‘Dreamers’ here before proceeding to our analysis of the poem below.

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