When I first read Come Into Animal Presence by Denise Levertov I was captivated. The poem spoke to me, after I first read it the way I interpreted the poem is a bit different than the way I see it now. When I first read the book I believed that Levertov was trying to show us how innocent and simple animals are, but yet how humans are not. I thought this, for she used words like guileless (innocent, without deception) and insouciant (showing a lack of concern) to describe animals. She talks about how the animals do only what they know to do, the animals do not leave their course because it is the only thing they know.
Everyone has habits - pattern of behavior that they repeat, sometimes without even being aware that they are repeating them. While most habits are harmless, they can be annoying to either the person preforming them or those closest to them. In this essay, Amy Sutherland attempts to break her husband of his bad habits by employing the same methods used to train animals. While writing a book about exotic animal trainers, Sutherland picked up many techniques to aid in her own training. “What Shamu Taught Me About a Happy Marriage” is a humorous piece that illustrates the fact that humans are just as susceptible to training as animals are.
This impacted me because it made me more aware of dangerous dogs. I was at my aunt’s house one day and her dog on sight rolled over for me to tickle her. This impacted me because it made feel joyful and warm up to animals. Animals are loving creatures and sometimes can be misunderstood. Dogs are good friends and easy to bond with they are also very protective.
They love each other.” In “Predators” the author has an alliteration, “in the trust that many tales spun this tract long before I came.” The sound devices give more details and can help the poem flow better. On the contrary, the poems are either written in a simple diction or a sophisticated diction. “Predators” is written with a sophisticated diction, meaning it has many unfamiliar words and it is sometimes hard to understand.
Bishop presents herself in a way that her surroundings tower over her and she is at victim while in Stafford’s poem he is unbothered and without a care in the world. Both poems include the dog that lives in the neighborhood. Stafford’s view on the dog is an addition to family and increases the friendliness of the morning walk. Bishops view differs in that the dog runs while being scolded by its owner, evading its troubles unlike how Bishop is unable to.
Although it may look delicious it is far from it. Not many would brave the task of trying out different typed of dog food just out of curiosity. But as the old saying goes, “curiosity killed the cat” and indeed she stated that at one point she would have faced death if she indulged on the greasy bite of dog food that had no absolute
Douglass uses many rhetorical strategies here to make this paragraph sound almost poetic. He has personification through describing the sounds the animals make, metaphor in the line “She gropes her way, in the darkness of age...”, and his choice of diction allowed for words like “feet” and “meet” or “remains” and “things” to rhyme. He uses striking parallelism in the line “She stands- she sits- she staggers- she falls-
According to the novel Pigs In Heaven, Kingsolver metaphorically compares Annawake to Taylor as animals. “Taylor and Annawake gaze at each other like animals surprised by their own reflection”. Basically instilling that they both realize how similar they are in the sense that they both portray aspects of mama bear's dominance over Turtle. Taylor and Annawake both move to a more abstract plane of motherhood, seeking that much evoked goal, the best interest of the child rather than what is best for the Cherokee Nation. Which in hindsight showcases a shift from Cherokee values to white society's communalities.
Femininity and Animal Motifs in Chaucer’s The Miller’s Tale The Miller’s Tale from Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales illustrates Alisoun, the sole female character of the tale, through comparisons of animals and natural life. There are implications throughout the tale that implicate that Chaucer was intending to represent the character’s sexual liberation as something that is innately possible in all women. In this essay, we will explore the ways in which the narrative structures Alisoun’s feminity, othering her from her male-counterparts in the tale.
She loves the animals so much that when they were sick or too little they stayed in the villa. It shows this when it says, “Not even the villa’s living room was off limits to the animals. Across the room, a large wooden credenza displayed book, periodicals nests, feathers, small skulls, and eggs. ”(23) I think that this is an example of how she cares for them so much because you have to really love and care for the animals to let them live with you.
Women are often looked upon as weak; how men are more superior and more dominate in the world. What happens when the roles are reversed? What happens when women turn malicious and do what ever it is they can, to come out on top? Throughout the Odyssey and Oedipus, the roles of women in both plays are different as one will do anything in their power to be more powerful and as the other is doing anything to become powerful on her own. Each woman differs in their abilities as it has both positive and negative effects.
In the poem “Sonrisas” by Pat Mora, the poet uses word connotations, onomatopoeia, and alliteration to convey that some people in this world are more genuine than others. Right at the start of the poem, the author describes “[living] in a doorway/between two rooms.” In the first room, the author experiences “careful women in crisp beige/suits, quick beige smiles.” These two lines heavily rely on the word “beige” and its connotations. Beige means a yellowish brown color and is associated with offices, among other places, thus giving it a connotation of being very standard.