Flashcards in Exposure Deck (5)
What is meant by the title "Exposure"
The poem is meant to be exposing the reality of war and not the glorified, honourable version that war was given. It writes that a lot of war is waiting around and hardly any action takes place in the poem.
It says that they wait and "nothing happened."
How is war portrayed in "Exposure?"
It is really boring and not very exciting as the soldiers are slowly dying in their trench and not fighting the Germans as they were told before they signed up. This poem exposes the reality of conflict and not the fake version of what happened.
What themes are explored in Exposure?
Reality of conflict
Power of humans
Power of nature
How is power of nature explored as a theme in Exposure?
It says that the "pale flakes with fingering stealth come feeling for our faces." Also that they "drowse sun dozed" and "stare, sun dazed." The weather beats down their morale in the poem and this plays a large role in the boredom and suffering they endure while at war.
Nature shows a powerful presence in the poem and it would not be the same without it.