Comparing Duffy's Remains And War Photographer

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The poems Remains, by Simon Armitage and War Photographer, by Carol Anne Duffy both discuss the topic of war. In both poems, you can see how war affects people and how memories of what they have seen haunt them forever. In War Photographer, attempts are made to put order to the chaos created by war, unlike Remains, which shows how chaos is created.

The theme of war is present in both poems as something to be remembered. However the memories are unwanted and the reader sees them turn into nightmares. In Remains the speaker is followed by a “blood-shadow” and the speaker in War Photographer is haunted by a “half-formed ghost”; both have dark connotations. The adjective “blood” shows that the speaker in Remains has been the cause of death and

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