In his pom entitled “Evening Hawk”, Robert Penn Warren characterizes human nature by a transition between the flight of the hawk during the day and that of the bat, or the “Evening Hawk” during the night. The hawk, as it soars in daylight, portrays how humans appear in clear light of their peers, while the bat, cruising the night sky, symbolizes what humans hide within themselves. Warren effectively expresses the meaning of this poem and its serious mood by the use of diction and imagery to appeal to the reader’s perception of sight and sound.
Once upon a time , in the animal kingdom, there lived different animals in peace and harmony. The mountains had been a place of reconciliation after any rainy day. There was no hate or despair whatsoever. The birds had all been in unity helping the other animals that couldn’t fly like themselves. The eagle being the king of the birds had a friend whom he had loved so much above other animals, that friend was Kimnar, the last heir of the King Lion. King Lion's palace in the forest had been the most magnificent far above every other king that had lived in the animal world. His throne was made of timber which had twelve stairs downward and on both sides of the stairs stood two giraffes having cups of wine juice always resting on their
Symbols are prevalent throughout the movie On the Waterfront. Though they are subtle, they are of great importance, the most obvious being pigeons and hawks. A hawk preys on the pigeons, like the mob does with the workers, who are known as the longshoreman. Though the differences between the hawks and the pigeons are clear cut, many individuals are able to shift between them. Likewise, the film On the Waterfront presents two major characters, the antagonist Johnny friendly who embodies the the hawks, and the protagonist Terry Malloy who mutates between both a pigeon and a hawk.
The poem “Facing It,” by Yusef Komunyakaa is a heart wrenching story of a man who was in the Vietnam War. He is recounting the lost and maimed of the war. The author himself served in the Vietnam War. This poem has many accurate depictions of the struggles felt by the veterans coming home from this highly controversial war. The personification seen in the story catches the attention of the reader in a way that almost makes the reader feel as though they themselves are in D.C. staring into the wall.
A leader’s breaking point in battle is often when he surrenders. In this moving speech, Black Hawk reaches his breaking point. In 1832, Black Hawk had no choice but to surrender, and in his speech he detailed the history of lies and betrayals. Black Hawk uses his last strength of power to inspire his people to keep on fighting. In his speech, Black Hawk evokes emotion to unite the Indians and a shift in point of view to imply that now it’s their time to fight the battle.
In the short story, “Blues Ain’t No Mockin Bird”, a young African- American girl and her family’s privacy is invaded by two white cameramen. In this story, Toni Bambara uses symbolism, setting, and point of view, to portray the hardships of an African-Americans in American during the mid 1900’s.
In the speech, " Black Hawk's surrender speech,1832" by Black Hawk. He has fought for his country men , against white men who came to cheat on them and take away their lands. He claimed an Indian who is as bad a a white men can not live in his nation. His council words gave his nation fare words and big promises. Black Hawk had no choice but to surrender. Black Hawk had the perserviance on not giving up on what he is believing for . In the speech it showed devices such as pathos and ethos.
Freedom is a right that every human should have. Without freedom, the world is a dim and dull place. The poem,“Hurt Hawks” by Robinson Jeffers is about injured hawks that face the issue of no longer having freedom and feeling defeated. Throughout this poem, Jeffers uses symbolism, exposition, conflict, tone, as well as falling and rising action to deliver a poem with character. The second piece of literature, “Silent Protest” by Shadi Eskandani is about the fight for women’s rights in the Muslim religion and culture. The women are protesting for freedom of choice, they want to be able to make their own decisions on what they can do and wear without being scolded for their actions by the men. The author uses symbolism, stereotypes, exposition, irony, and conflict in the short story to develop a well-rounded approach to the issue. The two works of literature are connected by the common theme of freedom and the want for all creatures to have it. Freedom should not be a privilege, freedom should be a right.
How would you feel if someone could control what you were thinking? In “The Feed” written by M.T Anderson, everyone living in the community had a feed in their brain that was controlled by one large organization. Violet, the main character, suffers through a malfunction in her feed that changes the way she sees her society. Most people’s opinions can be changed when they have experienced the benefits and the disadvantages of something. Since Violet is aware of how life is with and without the feed, she becomes hesitant to believing that her community is being run efficiently. She realizes how her feed affects everything she does and how without it, she would be incapable. Based on her experiences, thoughts, and actions, I can infer that Violet
As I lied on the ground in my backyard, I looked at the hawk flying above this Southern California neighborhood, located in the foothills west of the beach. If I was that bird, I could see almost everything I need to live. I could see Lake Poway, a squirrel at the base of the sycamore. If I was that bird I could see the California White Butterfly, resting on the goldenrod. Unlike me the hawk had everything it needed to live, but I needed respect.
What he means by these lines are that, he is mad at his uncle for beating his little brother. But he is furious that he can't stop it. He wants to help but all he can do is sit there and take away Cody's pain. We learned that Brewster is angry about what happens to him. He wants to barge in and help Cody but he can’t. In addition, Brewster wanted to punish his uncle the only way he can, he was thinking about getting as far away from his uncle as possible so he can feel his own misery.
A Child's Grave, Hale County, Alabama is a very solemn and morbid short poem by the American poem writer Jim Simmerman. The short poem is just a single stanza without any rhyming words, about 7 sentences long. This poem depicts a poor man living in Alabama who steals a plank of wood in order to bury his child. He leaves his hut and his wife and steps out into the cold December air and begins to drive the plank of wood into the ground where his child resides. At the time of the burial of this Alabamian's son, the year is 1936 in the season of December. December often symbolizes the time of stagnation and death, which is a fitting for this short poem. In the year of 1936, the Great Depression was on the rise and
By observing the hunter’s romantic qualities when deciding whether to fire his gun in “To a Waterfowl” by William Cullen Bryant, it is evident that the hunter used his imagination and emotion over logic, thus displaying a core tenet of Romanticism that values individual growth. “To a Waterfowl” is about a hunter who instead of quickly acting based on reason, takes a moment to let himself observe nature and its placidity. The hunter had the bird on target but, “Vainly the fowler’s eye/ Might mark thy distant flight, to do thee wrong,/ As, darkly seen against the crimson sky,/Thy figure floats along” (Bryant 5-8). During this moment, the bird’s fate was left to the hunter, who observed the bird “against the crimson sky” instead of shooting it.
Humans have displayed different personalities throughout time. Some people have controlling personalities that can appear condescending. Other people have childlike personalities that can appear flighty to others. Dominance causes people to focus on their personal goals; however, companionship causes people to focus on the wellbeing of those around them. In Ted Hughes’s Hawk Roosting, the hawk represents a goal oriented person who values dominance and control. In Mark Doty’s Golden Retrievals, the golden retriever represents a carefree person who values focusing on the present. Both poets use the animals’ points of view to express their differing views on the human experience.