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"The reader's eyeballs prick/with tears between the bath a pre-lunch beers"

Duffy uses an internal rhyme to emphasise how quickly readers will forget the photos of suffering in war that they have seen in newspaper - the "tears" they cry will soon be replaced by "beers"

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Structure

In 'London', the narrative begins and ends on the dismal streets of London, suggesting that it's inhabitants are unable to escape the suffering found there. In contrast, 'War photographer' ends in a different place to where it begin. However, the fact that the photographer is starting another assignment highlights the unending cycle of war