New York State Archives, NYSA_A3167-78A_B7_BattleCryoftheMothers
Angela Morgan's poem "Battle Cry of the Mothers," c. 1917. [3 pages]
Does this poem support or oppose the war effort? Explain your answer.
List five words that describe the feelings of the poet.
Why do you think Angela Morgan chose this title for her poem?
How do you think mothers of soldiers felt when they read this poem?
Do you think the majority of mothers of soldiers would have been supporters or protesters of the war? Why?
Find another poem written about a different American war. Does the poet support or oppose the war he or she is writing about? Use textual evidence from the poem to support your answer. How do you think the poem you found affected public opinion about the war effort?
English Language Arts: Write a poem about an issue or event in the news today. The poem should be written to express your view and opinion on the issue.
Art: As you read the poem, think about an image that could represent the ideas expressed in the poem. Draw the image.
Clarke, Ida Clyde Gallagher. American Women and the World War. D. Appleton Co., 1918