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Copy of Exposure

An analysis of Wilfred Owen's Exposure

Bob Bi

on 21 April 2014

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Transcript of Copy of Exposure

Exposure by Wilfred Owen
World War 1

Point of a view of a soldier lying in the open on the front lines of war

Reference to John Keats ‘Ode to a Nightingale’
Cruelty of war

Cruelty of nature

Passive suffering

Inevitable death

The transience of life and death
Extended Metaphor
The term extended metaphor refers to a comparison between two unlike things that continues throughout a series of sentences in a paragraph or lines in a poem.
The repetition of the same word or words at the end of successive phrases, clauses or sentences
A strong pause within a line, and is often found alongside enjambment
Two phrases in which the syntax is the same but the placement of words is reversed
Brief and indirect reference to a person, place, thing or idea of historical, cultural, literary or political significance
Attitude that its style implies
The attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something non-human, or the representation of an abstract quality in human form.
* Enjambment – incomplete syntax at the end of a sentence
Attributes human qualities and emotions to inanimate objects of nature.
The word “pathetic” in the term is not used in a derogatory sense of being miserable rather here it stands for “imparting emotions to something else”
Pathetic Fallacy
Consistent usage of metaphors relating to weather to mimic soldiers' moods

'We only know war lasts, rain soaks and clouds sag stormy'
'...littered with blossoms'
'...black with snow'
'...all their eyes are ice'

'But nothing happens'
'Shutters and doors, all closed:
on us the doors are closed'
Usage of double dashes and periods
'Burying-party, picks and shovels in their shaking grasp.'
'Pause over half known faces, all their eyes are ice'
'For God's invincible spring our love is made afraid;'
'For love of God seems dying.'
Defeated, apathetic, passiveness
'Iced east winds that knife us.'
'Misery of dawn'
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