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“In Flanders Fields” definition


A poem about World War I by the Canadian author John McCrae, describing the scene of some of the worst fighting of the war; the “speakers” of the poem are the dead. It begins:

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place&ellipsis4;
The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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