26th February 2018

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 gusts tugging on the wire, Like twitching agonies of men among its brambles.”
  2. repetition “But nothing happens…. but nothing happens”
  3. personification “in merciless iced east winds that knives us…”
  4. metaphor ” crusted dark red jewels”
  5. metaphor “all their eyes are ice.”

Respond now!