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which poems can war photographer be compaed to??

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Original post by Reviser4689
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Exposure - theme of reality of war
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It could be compared to remains. The idea of not being able to escape war, 'blood shadow', 'blood stained'.

You could also link it to charge of the light brigade with the religious imagery. The photographer's dark room is compared to a 'church' as well as the use of the metaphor 'all flesh is grass'. Tennyson uses a religious metaphor 'into the valley of death' as well as the imagery related to 'hell' and the how he elevates the six hundred to a god like status with the description of them being 'noble'.

Ozymandias could be compared with war photographer through the power (or lack of) that the artist holds. The statue is is his lasting legacy whilst the photographer is merely fulfilling the publics need for pictures of 'agonies' of which the editor selects 'five or six'. In ozymandias the sculptor holds the power, they have created his lasting legacy which has become a 'colossal wreck'. You could talk about how the art of the photos have lasted much longer that the statue.

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It could be compared to remains. The idea of not being able to escape war, 'blood shadow', 'blood stained'.You could also link it to charge of the light brigade with the religious imagery. The photographer's dark room is compared to a 'church' as well as the use of the metaphor 'all flesh is grass'. Tennyson uses a religious metaphor 'into the valley of death' as well as the imagery related to 'hell' and the how he elevates the six hundred to a god like status with the description of them being 'noble'.Ozymandias could be compared with war photographer through the power (or lack of) that the artist holds. The statue is is his lasting legacy whilst the photographer is merely fulfilling the publics need for pictures of 'agonies' of which the editor selects 'five or six'. In ozymandias the sculptor holds the power, they have created his lasting legacy which has become a 'colossal wreck'. You could talk about how the art of the photos have lasted much longer that the statue.Hope this is useful!
I once did an essay comparing Ozymandias and War Photographer. In my essay, both the main characters used (or attempted to use) the power of art to control people’s ideas about themselves or the injustices they see. However, because both the main characters are merely human, they cannot control something so large (link to power of art, nature, time etc. triumphing over man), and will ultimately fail - even if they are an all-powerful king or someone with good intentions. Both poets are suggesting that one person alone is relatively powerless to control wider society (for particularly long). For Shelley, this is him urging his audience (the Industrialist bourgeois, as they were the only ones who could read) to realise that power corrupts others, and that they should be kinder to the proletariat workers - link that to Romantic poets attempting to educate people with the power of art about anti-establishment principles. For Duffy, she urges her audience to realise they can’t be bystanders and shift the blame to someone else - because that person will ultimately fail. She wants all members of British society to work together to help the people affected by conflict.

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