There are few more iconic pieces of American literary military history than the Marine Corps’ “The Rifleman’s Creed.” Classifying this statement as poetry would not be stretching the term; at the very least, it is certainly poetic:
"A Military Tradition Institutionalized: Rhetorical Personification and Anthropomorphism in "The Riflemen's Creed","
Journal of Military Experience: Vol. 3
, Article 8.
Available at: http://encompass.eku.edu/jme/vol3/iss2/8