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In war photographer written by Carol Ann Duffy why is it in written in 3rd person ?
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obviously there's a degree of subjectivity to it, but what we used to say was that it gives the poem a sense of universality, as in the majority of the readers can resonate with the perspective of someone who only views war from the outside (as non-combatants), like the photographer them-self. Therefore most of us as readers can put ourselves in the position of the war photographer. I guess you could alternatively say it shows a sense of detachment between the photographer and their story, which could be linked to how traumatising what they saw was? Hopefully this helps
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Thank you
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(Original post by Porcha.xo)
In war photographer written by Carol Ann Duffy why is it in written in 3rd person ?
Hi there, Duffy's use of a 3rd person voice enables the speaker to observe the 'war photographer' from a detached angle, which mirrors the sort of emotional detachment which people hold towards the agonies and atrocities of war (a point that Duffy implicitly criticises in her poem). Here's a more detailed analysis on the poem, see if it helps! https://hyperbolit.com/2020/05/13/lo...rol-ann-duffy/
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