How is the idea of “exposure” – exposed to extreme weather conditions, is a recurring theme in the poem.
List all of the references to “exposure” that are included in the poem.
Explain what these references specifically tell you about the environment and conditions the men experience. How is the weather presented as an enemy?
References to the weather:
The title – “exposure”
“In the merciless iced east winds that knive us”
“Mad gusts tugging on the wire”
“We only know was lasts, rain soaks, and clouds sag stormy”
“Less deathly than the air that shudders black with snow”
“Pale flakes with fingering stealth come feeling for our faces”