War photographer

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  • Created on: 03-05-17 19:17
War photographer context
a famous photo by another war photographer, Nick ut. He took a photo a nine year old girl, during the Vietnam war. The photo shows the girl running naked toward the camera in pain. She had torn her clothes off after being severely burned.
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"Something is happening"
The turning point (Volta) in the poem. The focus switches to the personal cost of war- he's remembering a specific death and its impact.
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" a hundred agonies in black and white"
Emotive metaphor to describe his photo. Having the pictures printed seems to confirm and solidify the suffering they show.
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"As though this were a church. "
This simile shows the seriousness of his work. This is a solemn act, almost like a funeral mass.
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" he has a job to do. "
Short, simple sentence using monosyllabic word- he has to put his emotions aside, like a soldier does.
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"Of running children in a nightmare heat."
It may be a preference to the Vietnam War photo. This links at importance of the war photographers work, as the photo is sometimes credited with helping to end the war.
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Card 2

Front

"Something is happening"

Back

The turning point (Volta) in the poem. The focus switches to the personal cost of war- he's remembering a specific death and its impact.

Card 3

Front

" a hundred agonies in black and white"

Back

Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4

Front

"As though this were a church. "

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

" he has a job to do. "

Back

Preview of the front of card 5
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