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Hodgson and Reinach on Foreboding
Choose from these words to fill the blanks below:
phenomenon, sunset, artillery, Lord, miss, knowledge, emotion, benison, gift, Hodgson, sunsets, laughter, catastrophes, die, student, rational, foreign, hymn, farewell, whistle, Vorahnung, irradiates, Reinach, prayer, mystery, strength, mortality, uncertainty
British 18 and 19-year-old men found themselves in a                land for the first time
German fathers found themselves in France which they had once visited as a               
they stood in trenches waiting for the shrill                that ordered them over the top
the saw little of the enemy
only the crash of                   
the murmur of those around them waiting as they were to       
William Noel                (1893-1916)
"Before Action"
By all the glories of the day
And the cool evening's               
By that last sunset touch that lay
Upon the hills when day was done,
By beauty lavishly outpoured
And blessings carelessly received,
By all the days that I have lived
Make me a soldier, Lord.
By all of all man's hopes and fears
And all the wonders poets sing,
The                  of unclouded years,
And every sad and lovely thing;
By the romantic ages stored
With high endeavour that was his,
By all his mad                         
Make me a man, O Lord.
I, that on my familiar hill
Saw with uncomprehending eyes
A hundred of thy                spill
Their fresh and sanguine sacrifice,
Ere the sun swings his noonday sword
Must say good-bye to all of this; –
By all delights that I shall         ,
Help me to die, O Lord.
articulated the sense that he was about to die
each of the three stanzas ends with an evocation to the         
"Make me a man, O Lord"
"Make me a soldier, O Lord"
"Help me to die, O Lord"
the form of the poem is that of a             
the construction of its meter is that of a         
the author is a man praying to God to prepare him for his future, which will be his imminent death
first stanza
attempts to draw                 
celebrates splendor and beauty of nature
reflects on his own life as a gift, which is in its final hours
a sense of deep gratitude
the image of the sunset
                     the countryside
the countryside and nature is something like a          of God
second stanza
a shift from nature to man
a shift from a man being a poet to being a soldier
confronts himself as a man in his                   
third stanza
themes of first and second stanza are brought together
evokes the classical image of the             
associates the sunset with a moment of saying goodbye and saying                 
equally stressed is the sense of his own sacrifice
ends with a sense of melancholy
gives the poem a sense of mourning, a mourning for a death
Hodgson died two days after writing this poem
gave voice and expression to the experience of foreboding
preparing oneself for death
a widespread                      among soldiers of the First World War
Adolf                (1883-1917)
discussed in philosophical terms the premonition that soldiers have when they are about to die
the anticipation that one will die
he discussed this with his comrades
explains it away as a kind of                  calculation
a kind of reasonableness
phenomenological analysis of foreboding
seen through the concept of intentionality
a form of consciousness that has both an object, and it is also a certain distinctive kind of relating to that object
rejects the knowing that is in foreboding as                    such as 1+1=2, or that it is going to rain
it is more of an               , a kind of fear or joy
yet it is original
something about one's own future is revealed
yet I have no certainty in knowing about that future
it is the                        that makes me afraid, but also not without a sense of wonder and               

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