How Does Vera Brittain use Form, Language and Structure to present thoughts and feelings. Compare to Other Works.
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How Does Vera Brittain use Form, Language and Structure to present thoughts and feelings. Compare to Other Works. This letter was written by Vera Brittain to her brother Edward on the 27th Feb1916 before the trauma of Somme, and was published in 1998. Vera was nursing in England at the time. The fact that the form of this text is that of a letter may seem to some readers insignificant, but it may be read into as meaning that it is, by definition, an immediate response which is personal, and meant for a specific audience, i.e. her brother. This could immediately give the reader a clue as to how the text may have been written and how they may approach it; In this case, the audience remember the receiver of the letter, and realise that he too would have been good friends with the subject of the poem. This immediately means that the letter would impart…[show more]