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Flashcards in Exposure Deck (14):
1

Merciless iced east winds that knife us

Sibilance

2

Low dropping flares

Metaphor for the soldiers themselves

3

Silence sentries whisper curious nervous

Sibilance

4

Dull rumour

Vocabulary presents fight as unreal

5

What are we doing here

Rhetorical question

6

War lasts rain soaks and clouds sag stormy

Tripartite list makes weather potentially more of a threat than war

7

Sudden successive flights of bullets streak the silence

Makes bullets sound soft

8

Flowing flakes that flock

Alliteration

9

Winds nonchalance

Personification
Presents wins as detached

10

Snow dazed

Reflect the soldiers sense of unreality / confusion

11

Slowly our ghosts drag home

Assonance
Even imagination can’t get them home quickly

12

All closed on us the doors are closed

Repetitions impossibility of returning home

13

For love of god seems dying

Soldiers have lost all hope
Except what they see as fate

14

All their eyes are ice

Metaphor
Loss of emotion in soldiers frozen death like state