English: Exposure key points

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  • Created on: 21-02-16 11:53
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  • Exposure
    • Repetition
      • 'But nothing happens'
        • Shows how even death of soldiers doesn't really change anything
        • Creates a slow, sleepy effect - semi-conscious confusion
    • Nature
      • Personified as the enemy
        • In war, everything is a threat
      • 'flowing flakes that flock'
        • Snow is seen as an army
      • 'all their eyes are ice'
        • Eyes are windows the soul, their souls are cold and void of emotion
        • The cold has penetrated all the way to their souls
          • Eyes are windows the soul, their souls are cold and void of emotion
    • Ideas about war
      • Insignificance of the soldiers
        • Shows how even death of soldiers doesn't really change anything
    • Sound
      • Sibilance
        • Image of bullets flying through the air
          • 'Sudden successive flights of bullets streak the silence'
    • Form
      • Cesurae used
        • Lines quietly dying away as the poet dies, or they are being carried away by the 'merciless winds'
        • Blend one thought into the next, the wandering mind of the dying soldier as his 'brain aches'
      • Written in 1st person plural
        • Includes the reader in the experience and makes them feel as if they are suffering with the persona

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