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Exposure. In Wilfred Owen's Poem 'exposure' What Techniques Does He Use To Convey His Hatred Towards War? Explain In Detail All Of The Techniques He Uses To Do This.

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Exposure by Wilfed OwenA poem written by the World War One poet, Wilfred Owen, is 'Exposure'. This poem is set out to show the reader what the conditions were really like during the First World War and to make it clear that the events that surrounded him, were not pleasant. In this essay, I am going to write about how Owen exposes the pointlessness of War, throughout this poem.In Verse One, Owen starts by explaining how he and the people around him are feeling. He writes that their brains ache by the winds that are blowing. This shows that the cold is physically hurting them by giving them sore heads. We can assume that they are in a trench during World War One and there are flares going off around them. They are all awake because of the silence, as this is abnormal due to them normally hearing artillery bombardment. One of the techniques that Owen uses in this paragraph is personification, in the first line. He writes "the merciless east winds that knife us". This helps to show the pain that the wind was causing to the men, and comparing it to the pain that would be caused if it was a knife that was being stabbed into them. In this sentence, a knife isn't really 'knifing' them, so this shows that personification is used. Also in Verse One, consonance is also used. He writes "worried by silence, sentries, whisper, curious, nervous". Throughout this sentence, we can hear a repeated 's' sound. This helps to show that they were worried as the 's' makes the words sound sharp and nasty.In Verse Two, Owen tells us that the men spend their time waiting for something to happen. The visibility around them is weak, but they can clearly hear the wind blowing frantically through the barbwire that encircles them. We can see that they don't know why they are stuck in a trench, waiting for something to happen. It hints that they don't have good leadership within the group. A technique that Owen uses in this paragraph is some more personification. He writes "mad gusts tugging on the wire". This line allows Owen to show how violently the wind was blowing, causing the wire to move. It allows us to appreciate how cold the men must have been, due to this violent wind. I can see that this is personification because the wire isn't literally tugging the wire. The effect is only created by the wind blowing the wire. In this verse, I can also see onomatopoeia. He uses the word "rumbles" to describe the effects of the artillery. This word allows us to hear the noise that they would be able to hear and feel in the trench. "Gunnery rumbles, far off, like a dull rumour of some other war". In this simile, Owen compares the noise that he can hear from the battlefield, to the sounds he would he able to here from a very distant war. This shows that he sees no reason for the sounds to be present, as they would make no difference if they were from a battle that they were not involved in. The Verse ends in a rhetorical question, "What are we doing here". This shows that even they...

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