Alan Seeger

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Noun1.Alan Seeger - United States poet killed in World War I (1888-1916)Alan Seeger - United States poet killed in World War I (1888-1916)
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The first on a long list is "a rendezvous with Death"; I turn to the quote, a poem by Alan Seeger, 1888-1916, written during World War I, and its underlying message is that being a patriot is far more than just a privilege:
Stead's informative survey piece traces the recurrence of the immortal, but ever ageing Tithonus and of Ulysses, the 'heros peut-etre par excellence adaptable' in Dante, Tennyson, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Kavafis, Alan Seeger, George Mackay Brown and Borges.
Among the most familiar are Homer, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Langston Hughes, and Alan Seeger, who at age 28 wrote "I Have a Rendezvous With Death," moments before he fell in a fatal flurry of machine-gun fire.