In "Black Hawk's Surrender Speech, 1832," Black Hawk utilizes rhetorical devices to portray what it was like to face white men. He limned what he surpassed in order to protect his people and land.
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.
Through her poetry, Gwen Harwood takes marginalised groups within the society of her time and privileges their experiences and struggles by giving them a voice. Her symbolic use of children, mothers, and middle aged women reflect the difficulties the voiceless often faced during a time when traditional beliefs prevailed. She draws on personal experiences to explore how significant losses during different stages of life ultimately result in profound emotional growth and maturity. Harwood endorses the strength and determination of these individuals as they strive to overcome societal hardships by celebrating their significance in both conformist and contemporary society.
In Robinson Jeffer’s poem “Hurt Hawks”, Jeffers talks about a hawk that is near death. In The novel No Country For Old Men by Cormac McCarthy sheriff Bell comes across a dead hawk on the side of the road. Both the Hawks symbolize freedom and are wild creatures that are not dependent on the “communal people”. The hawks are not afraid of death and are not willing to surrender. The hawks also represent Anton Chigurh and Llewelyn Moss, both who unwilling to surrender, despite the imminent chance of death. The speakers show the hawks to be naturally mortal. In a world where there is danger the hawks soar high. The hawks are described as fierce and daring. They have arrogance in them, even in the face of death, they do not beg for mercy from god. The Hawks imbibe nature’s purest form of freedom, which is missed by most people who live in fear. Both hawks have similar characteristics, injuries and the author’s attitude towards them is one of admiration and respect.
In 1832, Black Hawk's Surrender Speech was driven by determination to fight for the Indians, until he death. The use of rhetorical devices, such as imagery and his mood allows his speech to develop a visual of the way Black Hawk defends his people with no fear.
The egotistic voice of the narrator in “Hawk Roosting” and the lighthearted, playful narrator from “Golden Retrievals” have opposing ideas about how the world works and their specific place in it. Both authors use dialogue, tone, and style to portray the poem’s unique character, but in different ways. The two poems also are similar because they are both told from the perspective of an animal
Grief is abstract and there is no effective method that will heal it easily. This is portrayed in Helen Macdonald’s memoir, H is for Hawk, where she tells her story about her battle to cope with grief after the loss of her father. Throughout this book, Macdonald shares her struggles and relapses as she tries to get through these challenging times. To cope with grief, she turns to hawking because she feels this will be most effective. Helen soon becomes dependent on her hawk, Mable, and uses her to escape grief which leads her to feel like a hawk and loose her connection to humanity.
Jane Kenyon addresses the emotional pain that one overcomes when losing a pet in this poem. Most people relate to their pets as their own family, so their lost becomes a terrible feeling. Even though our pets my not be able to communicate with us verbally they always seem to be the best listeners. This poem was nice; as well as a remembrance of the former pet. The tone/mood is typically depressing as well as the speaker’s emotion. The way the poet used diction to create the mood is excellent. You may also notice how the poet isn’t talking about the neighbors, but about the bird. The comparison is more focused on the intrusion of the “bird’s burbles” (Kenyon 14-15) which is ironic in a way, if you think the bird may be happy that the cat is
Throughout the poem, the author uses a variety of literary devices such as imagery, alliteration, and personification to express the complexity of nature. Hughes also forwards his quandary of painting the scene to us by explaining his predicament through aforementioned literary devices.
In the poems “Traveling through the Dark” by William Stafford and “Woodchucks” by Maxine Kumin, two distinct speakers are portrayed by their contrasting approaches to the death of wild animals. “Traveling through the Dark” shows a thoughtful relationship between a man and nature as he comes across the gruesome sight of a pregnant deer that has been hit on the road. “Woodchuck,” on the other hand, introduces the unpleasant reality of human egotism toward animals as the main character is seen slaughtering birds. Although “Traveling through the Dark” and “Woodchucks” both illustrate nature and the death of animals, a combination of tone, diction, and imagery stresses a barrier amidst them, revealing the dissimilar mentalities of both speakers in handling situations expressively.
In the two poems “The Fish” and “To His Coy Mistress” the common theme would be not to waste time and to make the most of life. The author of “The Fish,” Elizabeth Bishop uses a fish to talk about making the most in life and in “To His Coy Mistress,” Andrew Marvell uses a mistress to help push across the idea of not wasting time. “The Fish” and “To His Coy Mistress” use imagery and select word choice to paint a picture of not wasting time and living life to its fullest. Through imagery and strong word choice the reader can see the comparison between the two poems.
In Emily Dickinson’s poem, “The Wind Tapped,” a brief visit from a bird is emphasized through silence of punctuation, mimicking the movements. The speaker’s contradicting attitude toward impending isolation reveals the importance of communication and companionship by her choice of brief intonation and complex structure.
"Ai, how many times have I envied his tail as we walked together on the shores of the sea in the lonely winter of Isla Negra where the wintering birds filled the sky and my hairy dog was jumping about full of the voltage of the sea 's movement: my wandering dog, sniffing away with his golden tail held high, face to face with the ocean 's spray. Joyful, joyful, joyful, as only dogs know how to be happy with only the autonomy of their shameless spirit. There are no good-byes for my dog who has died, and we don 't now and never did lie to each other. So now he 's gone and I buried him, and that 's all there is to it." for this last part of the poem he talks about his dog like if he was actually there with him (at least that is what it