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Does It Matter by Siegfried Sassoon was written in 1916, in the middle of World War 1. The author speaks right to the listener. With the questions he asks and the sarcasm he uses, a gloomy and morbidly funny poem is created. The rhyme he uses in the 1st and 5th and in the 2nd and 3rd line in each stanza, makes it easier to read. Sassoon wants to challenge patriotism and volunteering for war. He says through the sarcasm that it is not worth losing your sight, legs or dreams, to fight and maybe be killed. The reason this should be poem of the week is because it is rebellious and makes people think. In addition, it does not glorify war as a good thing.