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1

What does repeating the phrase 'But nothing happens' emphasise?

The agony of waiting and that war is not all about action

2

What are the three main themes in Exposure?

War, Weather and Despair

3

War, Weather and Despair

The soldiers are in physical pain

The soldiers are developing psychological problems

4

What does Owen used to unsettle the reader and defy the expected outcome?

Half rhyme. 'Silent' 'sailent'

5

What is the effect of assonance in Exposure? (Give examples)

Unsettling

'knive us' 'nervous' 'silent' 'salient'

6

What poetic technique can you identify: 'flickering gunnery rumbles'

onomatopoeia

7

The tone of the poem is?

Despair

8

What effect does assonance have in the third stanza? (give examples)

The long 'o' sounds emphasises the tedious wait for something to occur.

'know' 'grow' 'soak'
'We only know war lasts, rain soaks, and clouds sag stormy'

9

'Less deadly than the air that shudders black with snow’ uses the technique...

Personification

10

What themes are evident throughout the poem?

Effects of conflict
Power of nature
Reality of conflict

11

What is the effect of the sibilance used here: 'silence, sentries whisper, curious, nervous'?

It conveys hushed tones, depicting the soldiers' worry

12

What are key ideas in Exposure?

Lasting effects of war
Boredom in war
Weather as enemy
Pointlessness of war
Loss of humanity