Exposure by Wilfred Owen

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  • Created on: 11-04-18 19:44
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  • Exposure Wilfred Owen
    • Language
      • Sibilance
        • 'War lasts, rain soaks'
        • 'Bullets whizzing past ears'
      • Plosive Consonants
        • 'Knive us'
        • Unsettling for reader
      • Portrays weather as greater threat
        • 'Her melancholy army rose from the east'
    • Context
      • Cold Winter 1916-1917 in France and Flanders
      • Soldiers suffered from hypothermia and frostbite
      • Owen and others had to lie outside for 2 days
    • Comparisons
      • The Man He Killed
        • Effects of war
        • Realising both sides are the same
    • Structure/ Form
      • 8 stanzas
        • Last line of each stanza shorter
          • Emphasises it's importance
      • Repetition
        • 'But nothing happens'
        • Emphasises point
      • Assonance
        • 3rd stanza
        • 'Know','Grow'
          • Long 'O' sounds
        • Emphasises waiting

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