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Alan Seeger

Definition of the noun alan seeger

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  1. United States poet killed in World War I (1888-1916)
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonym of Alan Seeger: Seeger
    • instance of: poet = a writer of poems


Who is Alan Seeger?

Alan Seeger was an American poet who fought and died in World War I during the Battle of the Somme serving in the French Foreign Legion. Seeger was the uncle of American folk singer Pete Seeger, and was a classmate of T.S. Eliot at Harvard. He is most well known for having authored the poem, I Have a Rendezvous with Death, a favorite of President John F. Kennedy. A statue modeled after Seeger is found on the monument honoring fallen Americans who volunteered for France during the war, located at the Place des États-Unis, Paris. He is sometimes called the "American Rupert Brooke.

  • also known as 阿蘭·西格; Сигер, Алан
  • born on (127 years ago) in New York City
  • nationality: United States of America
  • education: Hackley School
  • died on (99 years ago)
  • written works: "Letters And Diary Of Alan Seeger", "Poems"

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Google previewDictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory (2012)

by J. A. Cuddon

Hodgson, Edward Shanks, Edward Thomas, Robert Nichols, Wilfred Gibson, Alan Seeger, Herbert ...

Google previewThe Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations (1992)

by Edith P. Hazen


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