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1

War photographer

Anonymous, ambiguity, no recognition

2

Dark room

Isolated

Connotations of negativity and foreboding

3

Finally

He is relieved to be away from the chaos that it is assumed he returned from

4

Spoools of suffering

Sibilance

Word choice of suffering demonstrates not only the content of the film but also the fact that the images may still be developing in his mind

5

Ordered rows

Precise and professional

Imagery suggests graves/war dead

6

Glows

Assonance

7

Priest

Vocation linked to helping those who suffer

8

A priest preparing to intone a mass

The photographer takes it just pride in his work but approaches it with a reverence. Almost ritualistic

9

All flesh is grass

Rhyme

Find out meaning

10

He has a job to do

Trying To focus and snap out of it

Changes tone - factual

11

Solutions

Word choice

Literally- liquid used to develop photos

Metaphorically- solve problem of war

12

His hands which did not tremble then

Contrast of war zone and home

Reality sinks in - fear/horror

13

Rural England

Contrasts safe and peace of rural England to violence and noise if the battlefield

14

Running children

Corrupted and shocking

Emphasises innocence

15

Something is happening

Short, declarative sentence

Literally- something happening to photos

Metaphorically- in his mind he is seeing and reliving

16

Stranger's

Word choice

Shows distance

Desensitised as it is an unknown person

17

features faintly start to twist before his eyes

Distorted images

Literally - partly developed

Connotations of pain, agony and disfigurement

18

half formed

Disfigured person appearing in photo

Triggers thought

19

Ghost

Man in the photo is dead

He is haunted by his ghosts of the past

20

He sought approval

Wants to connect with people around him and make them understand he has to do this

He needs recognition to do his job

Feels guilty for taking photos

21

Without words

Shocked

Language barrier

22

Someone must

Take photos, professional

Has to be done

23

Foreign dust

Connotations of ashes

24

A hundred agonies

Sheer mass of distressing pictures

25

Black and white

Literally - monochrome image

Metaphorically - good and evil

26

Readers eyeballs prick with tears

Word choice of prick shows a small emotional response

Quick short snappy word

27

Tears between bath and pre lunch beers

Internal rhyme suggests entertainment of newspaper in contrast with the horror of the Photo

28

They do not care

This reaction contrasts with the long lasting effect on the photographer

Attack on cynicism and apathy of people who don't care in this country

Damning Final Words