In flanders fields analysis exploring john mccrae's use of structure, imagery and contrast plus the meaning and message behind the in flanders fields poem. In flanders fields is a lyric poem in the format of a french rondeau a rondeau consists of three stanzas with a total of fifteen lines lines 9 and 15 are the same --that is, they make up a refrain line 9 occurs at the end of the second stanza and line 15 at the end of the third stanza these lines are very short and rhyme only.
In flanders fields the poppies blow between the crosses, row on row, that mark our place and in the sky the larks, still bravely singing, fly scarce heard amid the guns below we are the dead short days ago we lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, loved, and were loved, and now we lie in flanders fields.
On the cold, windy afternoon in northern france, about two dozen visitors stood as a french band played o canada, and the french town supplied a a close friend, alexis helmer, was killed at ypres in 1915, and this is when mccrae wrote in flanders fields, which appeared anonymously in punch.
Meaning p 2 pitted (adjective) p 3 shells p 4 scalding (adjective) p 4 trench p 6 periscope p 6 no-man's-land p 11 bayonet p 11 truce p 14 sniper p 22 desolate (adjective) (b) during reading comprehension strategies in flanders fields can be used for several different reading sessions including: • modelled reading.