Comparison between War Photography (Carol Duffy) and Poppies (Jane Weir)

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  • Created on: 01-04-17 15:27

Comparison between War Photography (Carol Duffy) and Poppies (Jane Weir)

Similarities

  • Suffering - a mother (Poppies), people in the photos (War Photography)
  • Memories and Flashbacks - a mother of her son (Poppies), conflict of war (War Photography) - The Power of Memory
  • Both have 4 regular stanza
  • Caesura - Photographer realises what images he has taken once he gets home, he tries to compose himself once the images appear but becomes bitter. Mother try to remain calm and composed but she eventually breaks down as the break in verse implies choking back the tears
  • Neither the Photographer or the Mother fought in a war zone.

Differences

  • Poppies - is reminiscing and imagining what might have happened.  War Photography is first hand real account
  • War Photography is comparing rural England (public) and a War Zone, emphasising their detachment.

Overall comparison

Although both poems are based around memories and war zones, War Photographer is about first hand experiences unlike Poppies which is reminiscent and imagining what might have happened.

Comments

Samad Syed

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Its War Photographer not War Photography. :)

Alex0007

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this helps alot

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Thanks great homework help.

Alex Wallace

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very epic