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  • Prose Non-Fiction
    • Paul Nash letter to wife (truthful, honest) - 1917 - anger, disgust, bitter
      • "I shall not forget as long as I live"
        • Branded in memories
      • "most frightful nightmare"
        • Adjective
        • "most" - strengthens tone - despair
        • Metaphor - compared to a nightmare
        • "nightmare" - noun
      • "unspeakable, utterly undescrib-able"
        • Adverb
        • Alliteration
      • "Dante or Poe"
        • Alludes to other writers, artists that support his argument
      • "inspired war correspond-dents"
        • Sarcastic
        • Aimed at people like Jessie Pope
      • "battles taking place day and night, month after month"
        • Repetition
        • Ongoing - war never ending, prolonged
      • "Evil and the incarnate fiend"
        • Only find devil in war
        • Hell
        • No sign of God in this world
      • "Sunset and sunrise are blasphemous, they are mockeries to man, only the black rain of the bruised and swollen clouds all through the bitter black of night is fit atmosphere  in such a land"
        • Nature
          • Sunrise - meant to symbolise new beginning - ironic
          • "black dying trees"
            • Repetition of "black"
        • Harsh language
        • Colour
          • "bitter black"
            • Plosive alliteration
              • Harsh
      • "The rain drives on the striking mud"
        • Personified
      • "shells never cease"
        • Never ending
      • "plunge" "tearing" "striking" "maddening"
        • Becomes more violent
        • Aggressive verbs
      • "one huge grave"
        • Mass death
      • "annihilating, maiming, maddening"
        • Triplet
      • "unspeakable, godless, hopeless"
        • Despair
      • "burn their lousy souls"
        • Attacking the home front, higher command
          • Lack of understand-ing
            • Will only understand war if you experience it
      • "Feeble, inarticulate"
        • As an artist he can not do it justice
          • Too horrific
    • Wilfred Owen's letter to his mother - 1917
      • "I have suffered seventh hell"
        • War is evil, hell
      • "My dug out held 25 men, tightly packed. Water filled it to a depth of 1 or 2 feet"
        • Terrible conditions
        • Difficult to fulfil role
      • "Those fifty hours were the agony of my happy life"
        • War is prolonged
      • "I nearly broke down"
        • Emotional strain & torture
    • Return of a dead officer's kit - Vera Brittain - 1916
      • "It was terrible"
        • Short sentence
        • Blunt
      • "These were his clothes - the clothes"
        • Repetition
        • Pause - emphasises how much they have left
        • Personal
        • Dramatic
      • "smell of those clothes was the smell of graveyards and the dead"
        • Clothes have brought death into the room
      • "could not make me realise  mortality and decay and corruption as vividly as did the smell of those clothes"
        • "and" - repetition
          • Prolongs, drags on death
      • "overwhelmed by the horror of war without its glory"
        • Horrific
        • Unbelieve-  able
        • Reality is horrendous
        • Unbelievable
        • War is not heroic
        • War is corrupt
      • ""khaki waistcoat or vest...dark and stiff with blood"
        • Clothing tells story of his death
        • Reality is invading their home
          • Home front see truth
          • "grow stronger and stronger till it pervaded the room and obliterated everything else"
            • Smell infects whole room
            • No escape, completely destroyed - just like men and their lives
            • Tragic
            • Disgusting
      • "No they were not him"
        • Short sentence
        • Unbelievable
        • In denial
        • Ccomplc ency of the home fron
      • "it was a long time before the smell and even the taste of them went away"
        • Senses
        • Symbolic - takes over everything
        • Never get away from it
    • A Soldier's Declaration - Siegfried Sassoon - 1917
      • Forceful, angry tone
        • "I am soldier convinced that I am acting on behalf of soldiers"
          • Voice
      • "War is being deliberately prolonged by those who have the power to end it"
        • Adverb
          • Shows strong feelings
        • Betrayal
        • Deceivied
          • "deception"
      • "I entered as a war of defence and liberation, has now become a war of aggression and conquest"
        • Contrast
        • Manipulated intentions of war
          • Jessie Pope
      • "I have seen and endured the sufferings of the troops"
        • More angry tone - siffering
        • Repetion of "sufferings"
          • Emphasises men are in dire states
      • "evil and unjust"
        • Hell
        • Torturous
      • "against the political errors and insincerities"
        • Angry about being betrayed
          • Not truthful
        • Attacking the Higher Command
      • "sacrificed"
        • Animals
          • No voice, no choice
        • Going to die
        • Gone to their death unwittingly
      • "callous complacency"
        • Home front
        • Consonant sound
          • Hard sound
            • Represents ignorance and complacency of home front
        • "imagination to realise"
          • Home front do not have imagination to recognise the truth

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