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by CAROL ANN DUFFY. In . his. . darkroom. . he. is finally alone. with . spools of suffering . set out in . ordered rows.. The only light is . red. and softly glows,. as though this were a church . ID: 544884

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War Photographer



In his darkroom he is finally alonewith spools of suffering set out in ordered rows.The only light is red and softly glows,as though this were a church and hea priest preparing to intone a Mass.Belfast. Beirut. Phnom Penh. All flesh is grass.

Sibilance: the reels themselves are like soldiers

Metaphor: ‘darkroom’ hints at the subject matter

Biblical reference: Isiah 40:6, human life is temporary.

Plosive alliteration – force of war/explosions/gunfire. Triple – war is in every corner of the world

Symbolism: suggests graves

Simile: a solemn act like a funeral mass

Symbolism: suggest blood


: suggests distance


He has a job to do. Solutions slop in traysbeneath his hands, which did not tremble thenthough seem to now. Rural England. Home againto ordinary pain which simple weather can dispel,to fields which don’t explode beneath the feetof running children in a nightmare heat.

Short sentences: detachment and can’t show emotion

Sibilance: literal in developing photos and metaphorical in trying to find a solution for the problems

Metaphor: offers a contrast

Irony : calm when taking the photos, but now affected

Juxtaposition: the innocent suffer the most. Nightmares can’t be escaped. Heat – the war is far from England


used to juxtapose: people

in England don’t understand true



Something is happening. A stranger’s featuresfaintly start to twist before his eyes,a half-formed ghost. He remembers the criesof this man’s wife, how he sought approvalwithout words to do what someone mustand how the blood stained into foreign dust.

Short sentence: dramatic/ tension about what could be revealed

Metaphor: the image is being developed, it distorts

Noun/symbolism: dramatic/ tension about what could be revealed

Metaphor – the images being developed/ people in the pictures are already dead, perhaps also mutilated

Abstract noun: war is far away/ not our problem

Symbolism: blood will




A hundred agonies in black and whitefrom which his editor will pick out five or six for Sunday’s supplement. The reader’s eyeballs prickwith tears between the bath and pre-lunch beers.From the aeroplane he stares impassively at wherehe earns his living and they do not care.

Hyperbole: represents the pain and suffering he has seen

Contrast: war is censored - we never get the full representation of war

Metaphor –multiple interpretations: good & evil, truth and lies, other races/cultures

Sibilance: sadness over the war , spitting words out

Metaphor: readers only suffer momentarily

Adverb: losing hope – nervousness at what he is about to see

Perspective: he is returning to do his job

Internal rhyme

: readers only suffer momentarily

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