Time setting
-set during world war 1
-begin in February 1917 and end in November 1918
-time span of about a year and a half

physical setting
-set in Iowa, USA, a Midwestern state where the residents are mainly farmers
-the specific places mentioned are hunting cabin, the Knights' home, the school, an old oak tree, the Schermers' tavern and home, a picnic site on a meadow, the Turtle Lake Weekly office, France

cultural setting
-world war 1
-joyce kilmer
-president woodrow wilson
-liberty bonds
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