Here, I am using figurative language to show the theme. “Then the bird said,’Nevermore’” This quote used personification. This is after the bird has come into the chamber of the narrator and sits above the door, and the bird is saying “Nevermore” as to mean that the narrator’s grief will never go away. “And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon’s that is dreaming.” This quote is using a metaphor. This quote takes place after the bird flies into the chamber and sits above the door, and is ‘taunting’ the narrator.
I know he stood amongst the noble and the tall; just what he heard and saw is not precisely clear. And overhead the falcon wheels, she casts her shadow cross my face and I look down upon the colony of AIM-less souls – and there his ghost a silhouette of hapless, hopeless innocents. Oh, he never dreamt the tracks he left behind would ever disappear – I know he always wished they would, but from my broken-hearted perch I see and feel the eyes of spirits; they rest so heavy on my shoulders now – for when he left he left me with a burden that I proudly carry on. I rose to walk away – my eyes too tired for my twilight stroll – yet I did see: those reckless times, that passion fueled by youth, those foolish blunders, that would follow him through life. Always in my shadow – are the memories of those days when life was plenty and we knew not better ways.
In lines 11-12, Cullen writes “Gaunt eagle whose raw pinions stain the bars/ That prison you, so men cry for the stars!”. Here, the usage of gaunt describes the eagle, a symbol for freedom, as an animal who is haggard due to suffering or hunger. Cullen further demeans this symbol of freedom when he writes “raw pinions”. This is a term that indicates that the zookeepers have cut off the eagle’s pinions, the parts that are necessary for flight, forever trapping it in its cage. Further in the poem,
Through the use of symbolism, Malouf explores the different character’s journeys of life. The birds, “…water birds… lorikeets, rosellas and the different families of pigeons,” symbolically shadow Jim and Ashley’s journey’s to war. When Ashley and Jim are interrogated towards their enlistment into the first World War, “well if I was a man I would want to be in it,” they conformingly register, “waving scraps of paper around.” Throughout wars deaths, Malouf uses the birds as a positive symbolism of life. Optimistically highlighting life’s continuity, the birds being creatures “of life and the air,” are used symbolise life’s reoccurring cycle. On the contrary, Malouf uses the rats to highlight the brutalities of war the character’s experience.
Gene then thinks to himself “and I lost part of myself to him then, and a soaring sense of freedom revealed that this must have been my purpose from the first: to become part of Phineas,” (Knowles 85). Since Finny cannot play sports anymore because of his broken leg, he tells Gene that he has to do it for him. Gene realizes that this is his destiny; to become an extension of Phineas. Another way he is affected is that he starts to lose his own ways by copying Finny. When Finny was in the hospital wing of the school, Gene put his clothes on and said “that I would never stumble through the confessions
One symbol in Freak the Mighty is the ornithopter that originally brought Max and Freak together. First off, birds are said to represent freedom. At the beginning of the book when the ornithopter gets stuck in the tree, Freak tries desperately to get it down “Whatever it is, that paper thing, he wants it real bad…”(12) Max says. But once Freak is on Max’s shoulders, he’s free from his body. The bird has its physical limitations, like Freak.
The narrator also mourns the death of his younger brother, Doodle, by "sheltering MY fallen Scarlet Ibis from the heresy of rain." The description stipulates that The Scarlet Ibis is a fairly significant form of symbolism in the text, as the narrator thoroughly relates his younger, disabled brother, to a wounded bird throughout the text. In Bradbury's text, A Golden Kite, A Silver Wind, A golden kite and a silver wind symbolize the beauty of unity and camaraderie to influence harmony. The daughter says "the wind will beautify the kite and carry it to wondrous heights." The kite and the wind significantly symbolize harmony and piece through the Mandarin and Kwan-Si's communities.
In the play Macbeth, Shakespeare uses many motifs and symbols to help develop the theme. The most effective symbols and motifs that Shakespeare uses are the birds, blood, and sleep. In Macbeth, birds are mentioned many times. "The raven himself is hoarse / That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan / Under my battlements" (1.5.38-40). The quote displays that the raven has a raspy voice from repeatedly saying that King Duncan will die.
“The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poe has a lot of different feels about it. The main idea of the story is about a man whose love of his life died and he believes is still alive. One key aspect is that Poe uses is a raven as a symbol to show him that she is gone also as a symbol of his grief, anger, sorrow, hope and a small sign of joy about the whole situation.The beginning of the poem he his sitting and reading and out of nowhere someone knocked on his door but while he was getting up to go get it he started thinking of Lenore the love of his life (“I had sought to borrow from my books surcease of sorrow-sorrow for the lost Lenore”line 9-10). When he goes to open the door, he opened the door to darkness and thought he heard the whisper of Lenore; so he whispers back “Lenore.” Then it stops and he goes back inside but he believes Lenore is coming back to him. While he’s inside he starts to hear tapping on his window but didn’t think much about it, then it happens again but louder (“Soon again I heard a tapping somewhat louder than before”line 32).
By the reason that this animal tries that the main character recognizes his own feelings and emotions about the loss of his old love, Leonor. The untamed bird attempts this with a simple dialogue, by his part, between him and the protagonist. In view of the subconscious is defined by the oxford dictionary as: “Of or concerning the part of the mind of which one is not fully aware but which influences one’s actions and feelings”. So, with this description it can be asserted that the protagonist has conflicts to know what it is happening in this deep part of his mind, so he confront all this pain and sorrow with the assistance of this “ebony bird” that came in his life. In addition, this can be support with a quotation of the poem that says: “But, with mien of lord or lady, perched above my chamber door/ Perched upon a bust of/ Pallas, just above my chamber door/ Perched, and sat, and nothing more.” It can deduce that when the writer refers to Pallas, he wants to allude to Athena, the old Greek goddess of wisdom, because Pallas is another name for Athena, in consideration of this, it can believe that the raven could know something, that might be true and the main character doesn’t know at first sight,
Foster analyzes Morrison’s Song of Solomon and explain how when Solomon flew off to Africa it is an act of returning “home” and “casting off the chains of slavery on one level”(Foster 92). Another example from the piece of literature is when a bird flies off with an earring box with paper that has Solomon’s deceased aunt’s