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“Exposure”: “But nothing happens”

The title of “Exposure” signals a number of different meanings. A reader expecting to encounter a “War Poem” might be forgiven for thinking that the soldiers are going to be exposed to violence at the hands of the opposing army. However, whilst Owen initially elicits this expectation, it soon becomes clear that the soldiers areContinue reading ““Exposure”: “But nothing happens””

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The title of “Storm on the Island”

A typical lesson on a new poem will most likely begin by asking the students to make predictions about the text’s subject matter based on the title, an activity which often leads to fruitful discussions. When reading “Eden Rock” by Charles Causley, for example, the discussion might cover the Biblical allusion to the Garden ofContinue reading “The title of “Storm on the Island””