Humans and animals have from the beginning of time always coexisted in nature and invaded each other 's space. Humans, however, rely on animals and nature to provide them with the basic necessities to survive. Our homes, food, water, and even clothing materials all come from these natural resources. As humans, we exploit these animals and disturb their habitats to build homes and to give ourselves everything we need. Hudgins 's "The Cow" asserts what could be an admirable but evil relationship between man and animal through a use of verbal irony and symbolism, to create a sense of vivid images, attesting to the distance but a connection between man and animal.
SUMMARY: Andrew Hudgins’s poem, “The Cow,” describes the life cycle of a farm cow from a boy’s perspective. In the beginning, the boy expresses his true love for the cow because she pulls his cart and provides the family with rich milk. Then as the cow grows old and too weak to milk, the boy explains in detail how to slaughter the cow and dispose of her innards. Lastly, the boy reveals that he remembers six other cows that have suffered the same fate and he rejoices in how delicious the steak is, especially when slathered in butter. As the love for the cow shifts from beloved pet to useless animal, Hudgin emphasizes the change between true love and materialistic love.
The poem uses implicit repetition more so than explicit repetition. Repetition is very effective when trying to convey a message, if a professor repeats a concept, it is most likely important to note; alike, Marvell does the same thing. There are few examples of explicit repetition expect for the word "man" and the pronoun "he". The word "man" is repeated twice throughout the poem but implied enough by male pronouns. The word man in the context of this poem, implies mankind in its entirety.
The Poem “The Poet” by Tom Wayman is a poem that takes the reader through the physical characteristics of your average poet. The entirety of the “The Poet” consists of a list of 14 descriptors that could be used to describe the typical poet. Each of the descriptive phrases seems to be negative towards the unknown poet that he is talking about. Although the poem seems quite literal, a figurative message is portrayed though text, tone, structure and the literary devices used in the poem. To start off, the specific word usage that Wayman chose to use gives off the impression that poets have their drawbacks.
Many poets used metaphor and simile in poems to bring attention to serious issues in society. Ports used metaphor to pinpoint the issue through direct comparison. For instance, in the poem Hope is a bird by Emily Dickinson, Dickinson introduced her metaphor in the first two lines "Hope is the thing with feathers -that preaches in the soul". She then develops it throughout the poem by telling what the bird does (sing), how it reacts to hardship. Rita Dove is an African American contemporary woman.
Without irony an author’s story will not be as interesting and will not keep the reader or audience’s attention for too long. Above dramatic irony was very sufficient because the reader knew about John’s affair, although Reverend Hale was unaware. This may have grabbed the reader’s attention more and lead them to suspension as to how or if Hale would find out. In my example of verbal irony, it was used in a form of sarcasm when it almost seems as if the outcome was backwards. For instance the innocents should live while the accused should be the one to die.
A paradox, or self contradictory statement, is the perfect way for the speaker to express his predicament. He does not “ deserve pleasure”, but he also “does not deserve pain” explains the speaker’s feelings of guilt and remorse for his immense fortune, while the working class can barely get by. In parallel lines in his poem, the speaker uses the words “failed” and “successful.” He uses these words so close together to demonstrate the failure he and civilization throughout history has faced in order to be
But the poem from its very beginning becomes very aggressive as the words suggest “For God’s sake”, where it refers to an acerbic suggestion of the speaker to defend his love. The main idea that is carried in the poem throughout is that his love does not interfere with the lives of the
In the poem she depicts poetry as being perfect and well put together which she later contrasts to people. People are described as being messy and scattered. Erin, with the use of metaphors, si able to convey that people are not perfect. Another example of her use of metaphors is the line,“Through a poem once complete is eternal, You have the freedom to change overtime,” (line 23 and 24). This metaphor reminds the reader that no matter how much someone tries, perfection is unrealistic and unnecessary.
He says, “Nobody ever saw a dog make a fair and deliberate exchange of one bone for another with another dog.” Thus, it is simply human nature to trade because we have the ability to understand one another. We are not animalistic. Additionally, he shows how we are dependent upon each other by explaining how mature animals become independent, but humans remain dependent because “man has almost constant occasion for the help of his brethren.” So, since we have the opportunity to live cohesively together, we have discovered that humans are better off when they work together. By working together, our ability to trade allows for specialization as people can focus on what they produce most efficiently and trade for what else they need. And so, with a constant trade of goods and services among people in a community a market economy is formed as everyone brings what they have to offer to the