War Photographer”

Carol Ann Duffy’s poem “War Photographer” is a poem about the aftermath and the effects of war on a photographer.The poem begins with photographer being alone in a darkroom developing pictures. Then the picture begin to develop, which causes him to be scared, shows signs of PTSD and have shaking hands. After the pictures develop, he remembers seeing people killed and then concludes that the pain in his home of rural English is insignificant. At the end of the poem, the photographer is on a plane, looking down and he feels empty inside at the fact that he has to do this horrible job.

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