An analysis of symbols in war photographer by carol ann duffy

The poet says that the photographer knows that it is going to be very late for the readers to see the photos taken by him, but they may surely look at the photographs on Sunday morning either while having a bath or a beer at lunchtime.

He knows that all of his work will be reduced to just a few pictures in a glossy magazine. This, the photographer knows, is untrue. This ending reveals that pain and suffering are arbitrary, or senseless. In the picture, it looked almost as if the child was smiling. Both of them were well-respected stills photographers, with specialization in war photography.

Comparing the peaceful, stabilized atmosphere of rural England with the war creates dramatic effect and indicates that the place is not as war-like as it is.

Describe important symbols in the texts you have studied and analyse how the symbols helped develop important ideas. He remembers the people in the photos and what they were doing when he was taking their images.

Of course, there may be some readers who will bring tears in their eyes after looking at the photos, but the photographer knows it well that they will never understand the sufferings of the victims and the pain the photographers had while taking these war photographs.

She reveals the injustice of a world that turns its back on the suffering, willing themselves to believe in the pictures that reveal happiness. This poem becomes all the more shocking, however, when the child drops the baby she was carrying and flees for her own life with a scream that seemed too loud for the mouth from which it came.

Upon first glance, the picture is safely inside the frame. While she saw the child first hand, looked into her eyes, heard her scream, and watched her run, dropping the baby in her arms, the picture she captured did not tell the whole story. She is simply there to report and take pictures of life there.

The poem not only explores the gory results of war, but it also talks about the internal conflict going on in the heart and mind of the photographer who takes war-photographs.

The third stanza starts off mysteriously, and the half developed photograph is described. The photographer says that though he has got a collection of hundreds of war photographs, the editor will just pick five to six photos, as per his requirements, and publish them with the story covered relevant to the war.

She cannot do much to help the child. However the readers are very well aware of the fact that merely a small selection would be opted for having an impact on the readers.

War Photographer By Carol Ann Duffy

Duffy is immensely fascinated by what makes someone do such a job and how they feel about being in situations where a choice often has to be made between either helping or recording horrific events.

By developing the tension throughout the stanza, Duffy implies the trauma that he had to suffer taking pictures with full of blood during the war. The reference to the 'moon' is common in romantic poetry, it 'promises light' like the moon, and perhaps, like the optimism at the beginning of a new relationship.

In a simile where the poet compares the photographer to a priest represents his seriousness toward his job, and how by taking their photographs, he helps those who are helpless. He can make them see what he sees by capturing the pain in photos, but he cannot make them feel what he feels, for there is no way he can show them his memories.Dec 02,  · Through her poem ‘War Photographer’, Carol Ann Duffy casts a harsh light on the destruction and bloodshed which results from war and how apathetic and uncaring the rest of the world, who is not directly affected by it, is.

War Photographer By Carol Ann Duffy

The poem starts with a description of the war photographer standing alone in his dark room. Carol Ann Duffy The first female, Scottish Poet Laureate in the role's year history, Carol Ann Duffy's combination of tenderness and toughness, humour and lyricism, unconventional attitudes and conventional forms, has won her a very wide audience of readers and listeners.

Scottish poet Carol Ann Duffy (Poet Laureate of the UK) examines the life of a war photographer who takes pictures of conflicts for British newspapers.

War Photographer

Critical Analysis of War Photographer by Carol Ann Duffy In his darkroom he is finally alone with spools of suffering set out in ordered rows. The poem ‘War Photographer’ written by Carol Ann Duffy examines the life of a war photographer who takes pictures of conflict for British newspapers.

It explores themes of despair, introspect, guilt, sorrow and suffering. Its narrator is a photographer and this poem is about how he deals with traumatic experiences during taking photographs. Dec 02,  · Through her poem ‘War Photographer’, Carol Ann Duffy casts a harsh light on the destruction and bloodshed which results from war and how apathetic and uncaring the rest of the world, who is not directly affected by it, is.

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