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Comparison between Breakfast and Exposure - This essay talks about the poem's purpose and the poet's techniques and to show how Wilfred Owen and W.W.Gibson see the glamorized image surrounding the war.

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ENOCK KIPRONO ENGLISH ESSAY COMPARING BETWEEN "BREAKFAST" AND "EXPOSURE" This essay talks about the poem's purpose and the poet's techniques and to show how Wilfred Owen and W.W.Gibson see the glamorized image surrounding the war. Both of these poems have many things in common they both are a war poem, they can be seen as biased and one sided as the story is only told by one person. BREAKFAST This poem is about soldiers taking their breakfast during war in the trenches. The poem describes that even soldiers take normal breakfast as we do every morning. They are trying to enjoy themselves to prevent them from being nervous and coward. ...read more.

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This poem also doesn't describe a lot about the surroundings. The first two lines and the last two lines of this are repeated because it shows what was happening at the beginning and it becomes continuous at the end of the poem. As you can see in this poem W.W.Gibson writes in a different sorts of language, he uses older language for example; rasher, cursed etc. Owen uses more bitter language in 'exposure'; he doesn't use today language, but 'posh' language, not so harsh words (example: choking, drowning, blood-shod etc.) EXPOSURE This poem is about a group of soldiers having headaches that are caused by worries that they have about what is going to happen to them. ...read more.

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The soldiers are almost in desperation for something to happen, to take away the fear that arises when it is silent and they do not know what will happen to them next. They also want some action to prevent them from dying a slow, cruel death caused by the bitter conditions. This is shown on the end of four of the eight verses (line 40) with a simple line of three words, "But nothing happens." This not only shows that war is depressing, but that they have no control over what will happen and have no idea as to what that would be. This poem describes a lot of surroundings like; the weather, time of the day, sounds made by things around etc. Basically have the same plot and the same kind of characters. ` ...read more.

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