In Homer’s famous tale the Odyssey, there is a featured encounter with the Sirens near the islands of Anthemoessa. In addition, artists such as John Waterhouse, have also depicted Odysseus’ encounter with the Sirens with their own interpretation of these temptatious creatures. Homer and
Odysseus, from “The Odyssey” and Margaret Atwood, author of “Siren Song” portray the sirens differently in their excerpts. In Homers’ classical epic, Odysseus’ classical tone and chauvinistic point of view exhibits that the sirens can be conquered, whereas, Atwood’s modern tone and feminist point of view suggest the sirens to be more insidious. Odysseus, in the custom of Greek Heroes, is able to overcome the sirens through
But, the stories are different because of the poetic structure, tame or wild animals, and simple of sophisticated diction. First, the author’s style is similar in “Predators” and “A Blessing”. Both of the poems have sound devices. For example, in “A Blessing” the author repeats the word “they” several times at the beginning of each line, “they ripple tensely, they can hardly contain their happiness” and “they bow shyly as wet swans. 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.
he Odyssey was a book passed down orally from generation to generation, but there is a reason it is still alive. Mythological stories were thought up to scare or teach lessons that are way more in depth in their stories rather just the surface. For example, In The Odyssey the story of the Sirens was conceived as a tale to show how others react in certain situations. Odysseus is sailing through Poseidon’s ocean and is coming across the sea of the Sirens. Odysseus wants to be able to hear the Siren’s tail or song and survive.
The poem Eurydice by Ocean Vuong, is constructed off the famous Greek Mythology legend of Orpheus and Eurydice. The many similes, metaphors and allusions to the story, represent the famous story in a more ambiguous style, that conveys Ocean Vuong’s occurring theme throughout his poem as the many different sides of love, including happiness, sacrifice and hurt. The abundant metaphor and simile represent and emphasize the feelings present throughout the poem, as well the transition from radiant happiness, to emotional hurt. The literary devices and symbolism employed through the poem, underscore the underlying messages in Eurydice. Based off the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, Eurydice by Ocean Vuong, incorporates the classical elements of the ancient Greek legend with poetic figurative language and writing to establish a romantic mood centered on the theme of love.
This essay explores the ambivalence of siren’s intention in the poet ‘Siren Song’. Besides, techniques like enjambment and anaphora are involved in composing this poet to give readers a sense of suspense of the siren’s eagerness to acquire salvation. The use of monologue in this poem shapes a paradoxical theme, which makes the siren’s motivation blurry. In the context, the poem uses the word “song” three times in the first lines of three stanzas. The beginning stanzas are monologues of the siren.
In ancient times, for instance, people would gather around and orally create stories, which would eventually be written into book form. Another custom that is shown in both texts is the use of hospitality. Hospitality has been a major theme in most pieces of literature because it agrees that good always wins over evil, which is very clear in these stories. For example, the author Homer shows Odysseus as the essence of goodness in The Odyssey and portrays the suitors as the defeated evil doers. As for the Epic of Old Mali, sorcery is seen from Sundiata and the Sorcerer king, but the contrast is that Sundiata uses magic to help him win over Soumaoro, who uses his magic for evil and manipulative purposes.
Within Cupid and Psyche, the location of their story takes place in a kingdom within Ancient Greece, and Beauty and the Beast takes place in a small town. An alteration between the stories is that of main male character being depicted as a monster or a beast. Throughout the classic tale of Beauty and the Beast characteristics of the characters as well as situations that occur are similar to the story of Cupid and Psyche but do differ in many ways as well. Throughout the mythology of Cupid and Psyche, Psyche who is the main female role is renowned for her beauty throughout the kingdom in Ancient Greece where the story takes place. Beauty in Beauty in the Beast is also known for her beauty not only in her family but in people that knew her.
Leda gets taken advantage of throughout the poem by the swan and Yeats demonstrates this through the vocabulary, violence, and the History of the Greek mythology. The language throughout the poem switches between aggressive and passivity. As the poem begins, it starts with three abrupt words “A sudden blow” (Yeats 1), these three words leave the reader feeling abrupt as it is a violent start to a sonnet. Sonnets are usually about love (Baurelein) and in this case Yeats has taken his own perspective and wrote a part of Greek Mythology his way. The first verse sets a scene of violence, which could demonstrate how Leda attempts to fight back against the swan and not let her be overpowered.
Provide significant details about the author (120-1): Homer was a Greek poet and a bard. Style\5 conventions (121) - Invocation, which is a formal plea to aid, In medias res, is the the midst of all the action, epic simile, compare heroic events to everyday events, metrical structure, six stressed syllables per line, stock epithets, is a descriptive adjective or phrase that is repeatedly use. Philosophies (Women)- Homer believed that women were powerful and had powerful roles. Criticism- Homer saw women as powerful and strong but there weren’t a lot of women in the story. Literary Era\Age (103-113): The Epic Age is when the Iliad was made.