War Photographer-Carol Ann Duffy (Technique (Religious Imagery (Seems as…
War Photographer-Carol Ann Duffy
Has four stanzas and equal in length and has a regular rhyme scheme, this reflects the "ordered
rows" that the pictures are set out. The enjambment mirrors the gradual revealing of the photos as they emerge
The poem follows the photographers thoughts towards war. He remembers specific moments in the third stanza. Finally it shifts to the work he has produced.
Seems as if he is conducting a ceremony when he is developing his photos
The poet contrasting "rural England" to war zones like "Phenom Penh", "Beirut"
uses powerful words to create a scene in the readers head and represent the true horrors that soldiers had to go through
The Photographer shows real pain from the suffering of the soldiers and emotional pain because of losses
Words like "finally alone" and "imoassivly" suggest that he detached from his life at home in england.
"they do not care" at the end of the poem may infer that the readers at home do not care about the suffering, this therefore angers him as his job isn't making a impact on war
Duffy Became the first women poet Laureate