Exposure – Wilfred Owen

Identify 5/6 examples of language techniques used in this poem. Explain why you think these examples (and techniques) were used.

What ideas, experiences, events and atmosphere do they convey?

  1.  Simile – “Watching, we hear the mad gusts tugging on the wire, Like twitching agonies of men among its brambles.

  2. Repetition – “But nothing happens”

  3. Personification – “In the merciless iced east winds that knive us”

  4. Metaphor – “All their eyes are ice”

  5. Metaphor – “Crusted dark-red jewels”


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