How Does ‘Exposure’ by Wilfred Owen Tackle the Theme of War?

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How does ‘Exposure’ by Wilfred Owen tackle the Theme of War?
‘Exposure’ is a war poem written by Wilfred Owen in 1917 which describes how it felt like to be a soldier fighting war in the winter season. Owen focuses on the weather and shows how they are suffering more from the cold than getting wounded and hurt from the enemy which is not typical in war poetry. He has used a lot of figurative language and literary techniques to portray the cold and the soldiers’ feelings.
Firstly, Owen applies figurative language like personification to describe the cold in the first stanza, where he says: ‘Our brains ache, in the merciless iced east winds that knife us…’ This line explains how the winds are so cold and strong that it feels like it is
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Splitting the poem into two sections creates juxtaposition which contrasts and shows how bad the war is compared to their normal lives. It could be argued that it is not split into two parts as in the second part, the last four lines; it zooms back to the present where many of the soldiers have died. ‘Pause over half-known faces. All their eyes are ice,’. This last section sums up the whole poem and relates back to the first part to suggest conditions in war were very harsh and people could regret all they wanted to but in the end most people would die, of the cold in this case.
Thirdly, Owen’s point of view in this poem shows a bitter and gloomy setting. ‘The poignant misery of dawn begins to grow…’. This line of the poem applies personification to highlight the fact their despair is growing each day because he has used the word ‘dawn’. It could also mean that they are becoming exceedingly depressed as they have found they have to go through another day of war.
Furthermore to tackle the theme of war he has used anaphora to emphasize how dull and tedious war is as he says: ‘But nothing happens’ a couple of times. The constant repetition of this phrase gives you an idea about how bored they are and how they want something to happen. This point can be proven by the line before: ‘worried by silence, sentries whisper,

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