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The new literature for form 5 students are coming.

The story about one boy , Richard, who has a soft spot on nature and poetry whereas
hunting like his dad and his brother, Gus, doesnt entice him at all. He would rather sit
by himself disapproving of what his dad and brother do.They shoot animals! That
strike his inner soul telling him that it isnt supposed the right thing to do. ..
... Mr Joyce Kilmer is a poet, a naturalist, a journalist plus he's now serving a military
How can one be poetic and be brave simulatenously? That has alerted Richard to send
him a
letter to Seargeant Joyce Kilmer. Surprisingly, he gets a reply. They constantly keep
contacting until one day.... which rips his heart and the heart of the nation.-the death of
Seargeant Joyce Kilmer.
People get inspired by the story once they read it from the weekly bulletin. Finally
his dad accepts the way he trudges, that is not a usual way like any man could do.
Mr. Kilmer proves to the world of something we could learn.

Transcript of Dear Mr.kilmer

Dear Mr.Kilmer
By:Anne Schraf
Germans are starting up submarine warfare. Richard and Gus want
hunting at noon. Richard is scared to kill animal because he never
went hunting before.
United States had declared war on Germany.
Blanche's Uncle Steve is in the army,and he is liable to be fighting
the Germans soon. Richard wrote a letter to famous person named
Mr.Kilmer about what he should do with his poetry and about how he
is feeling write now.

Someone vandalized the tavern owned by Hannah Schermers just

because they came from Germany. Richard gained two bullies for
signing a card going to the Schemers. Richard got a letter from
someone in New York he wonders who it came from.
The letter that came back was from Mr.Kilmer. The letter said that
Richard it is time to come over your fear and tell everybody you
write poetry.Hannah's brother joined the American Expeditionary
force cause its the write thing to do even know he might have to kill
his on cousins

On the last day of school he finally reads his poetry in front of the
class. Working at the farm with his Pa that summer helped them get
closer. Richard and Mr.Kilmer exchanged a handful of letters during
the summer.
Mr.Kilmer left to go to Europe for the war.The school is putting on a
patriotic program to help finance the war. There was two main
people for the play, but in order to get the parts you had to write
poetry. Richard got the main part for dough boy and Hannah got the
main part for lady liberty
Students and parents where mad when Hannah got the part for lady liberty because
she was from Germany. Hannah decided to decline the role for lady liberty. Richard
Richard talks to his dad about why he
decided not to do the play either.
turned down his part in the play. He got a letter back from Mr.Kilmer
from the war. In April, they forced the British to retreat.
Gus (Richard's brother) joined the army after his graduation. Pa and
Gus get into an argument about the war. Hannah tells Richard that
Mr.Kilmer has been killed in the war.
Richard reads in the newspaper how he died. Mr.Schermers wants
Richard's poems to be in the newspapers.The Americans win the war
against Britain.

*German troops invaded the neighboring country of Poland on

September 1,1939
*Pearl Harbor was left in smoking ruins by the Japanese and 2,402
men were killed
*Congress declared war on Japan the day after Pearl Harbor was
*Germany and Italy Declared war on the United States three days
*About 250,000 Axis soldiers surrendered to the Americans and the