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What I Expected
by Stephen Spender
Naming of Parts
by Henry Reed

They Drew Fire
Stephen Spender and Henry Reed's writing gave the world a poetic perspective on World War II. Visit this PBS site for a different perspective on the same war—that of the combat artists. This collection of works by U.S. World War II combat artists tells the story of men who "fought the was with a paintbrush." Click on art gallery and choose a work that best accompanies either "What I Expected" or "Naming of Parts" and write a paragraph explaining your choice.