War Photographer, Carol Ann Duffy


MAIN THEME: the trials of being a war photographer, a job considered by many to be morally wrong

Stanza 1

Key quotes:

  • "spools of suffering" ~ sibilance
  • "ordered rows" ~ order contrasts the chaos of war
  • 'Beirut. Belfast. Phnom Penh" ~ triple of war zones
  • "All flesh is grass" ~ religious quote

Stanza 2

Key Quotes:

  • "which did not tremble then though seem to now" ~ he has had time to process what has happened
  • "home again to ordinary pain which simple weather can


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