Jessie Pope

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Birthday
18, 1868
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Dec 14, 1941 (73)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
18, 1868
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Dec 14, 1941 (73)

About

Remembered primarily for World War I-era patriotic poems such as "Who's for the Game?" and "The Call," Pope also wrote a humorous poetry collection titled Paper Pellets and a children's poetry volume called The Cat Scouts.

Before Fame

After graduating from North London Collegiate School, she began writing for publications such as The Daily Mail, Vanity Fair, and Punch.

Trivia

Her poem "War Girls" is remembered for its approving nod to the increased war-time power of women on the homefront.

Family Life

She was born and raised in Leicester, England. In her early sixties, she married a wealthy widower.

Associated With

Her wartime poetry differs greatly in tone from that of her contemporary, Wilfred Owen, who is remembered for his acclaimed anti-war works "Anthem for Doomed Youth" and "Dulce et Decorum Est."