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  • Exposure
    • Form
      • Present tense + First person plurals: Shows the experience was shared by soldiers across the war.
      • Every stanza = ABBAC regular rhyme: Reflects the monotonous nature of the mens experience.
    • Bleak language
    • Feelings and attitudes
      • Hopelessnes: The soldiers are helpless against the power of nature and there is nothing they can do to change it .
      • Suffering: Reminders of the real, physical pain that the soldiers experience, as well as their ehaustion and fatigue.
    • Context
      • His poetry reveals his anger at the war's waste of life
      • Wilfred Owen wrote it in 1917-1918
    • Structure
      • Last stanza: "But nothing happens": Ends in the same way as first stanza, suggesting that even death doesn't change anything.


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