Men of arms must read poetry, and they do. The American military study Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sasson, Rupert Brooke e Rosenberg. War poetry have a tremendous impact in the formation of good soldiers. A young Sargent from Oregon said “we fell what Owen writes, we can build a mental image of death.” This type of poetry describes war as divine liberation, as a sacrifice, as a metal cleanup. The death of the authors in the battlefield reinforces this feelings – Owen and Rosenberg died in 1918 during the IWW. Artistic variants can represent a good tool in the shaping of the soldiers, extolling the patriotism, heroism and glorious death.