The idea to “exposure”- exposed to extreme weather conditions, is a reoccurring theme in this poem.
- List of all the references to “exposure” that are included in the poem.
- Explain what these references specifically tell you about the environment and conditions the men experience. How is the weather presented as an enemy?
A reference to exposure that is included in the poem is when the writer writes “Our brains ache, in the merciless iced east winds that knife us” our brains ache refers to a brain freeze because it is so cold and like their brains have been exposed to the cold like when you have an ice cream and eat it to fast so your brain feels exposed to the cold.
“Sudden successive flights of bullets streak the silence. Less deadly than the air that shudders black with snow” This sentence shows that the sky is exposed to darkness with