Carol Ann Duffy Ap Language Poem Analysis

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Duffy uses subtle and understated imagery throughout the poem to help convey the horrific realities of conflict. For example, in the line “to fields which don’t explode beneath feet of running children…” she takes an innocent and joyful image of running children and turns it into more of a sinister image which conveys the suffering and fear that children in war affected countries have to endure. Likewise, Duffy’s description of the man in the third stanza contains virtually no visual imagery but rather focuses on the element of sound through the word “cries” and the interaction between the photographer and the wife of the man which is “without words”. Since Duffy focuses on only one image rather than the countless others that would have been
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