Form and structure for Birdsong

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  • Created on: 31-07-18 09:58

Modern day setting

Characters are terminally dull and muted

Gripping and interesting

No pretended to hope, heroics glamour

Break up momentum of war passages

Dual sense of history and continuation

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Pre-war love story

Metaphor, adjectives and parentheic digressions

Reader knows what will happen

Dramatic irony

Section serves to humanize the characters

Driven by sex

Visual and physical description

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War scenes without a plot

True ambivalence unbiased nature of war

Concrete nouns and active verbs

Mid war trench life

Blood, iron, mud and agony

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