Private Peaceful: text analysis
Last updated 21 March 2013, created 24 November 2009, viewed 10,948
Highlighted extracts of text from Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo. Highlighting indicates aspects of language (linked to AF5 reading) which demonstrate the way in which recruitment was carried out at the start of the First World War. Notably the first extract is descriptive, with a pos More…itive view of being a soldier, with the second a more negative view portrayed by the recruitment sergeant about the implications of not joining up. This work links nicely to Propaganda poster work.