Roald Dahl’s use of figurative language in the short story “Poison” effectively creates a vivid description of the events that transpire. There are many different types of figurative language used in “Poison,” but the most obvious ones are similes. “The question came so sharply it was like a small explosion in my ear” (Dahl 84). This quotation is a simile comparing someone’s voice to an explosion. At this time in the story, the narrator, Timber Woods, is calling Ganderbai to take care of the krait on his roommate Harry Pope’s stomach.
Rikki-tikki-tavi Would you do anything to protect the ones you love? That’s what Rikki-tikki did, he protected his family along with all the animals in the garden. Rikki-tikki saved them snakes even though snakes are a mongooses worst enemy. He killed all three snakes and risked his life just to save his family and the animals in the garden. The theme of the fictional story Rikki-tikki-tavi by Rudyard Kipling is don’t be afraid to protect the ones you love.
Shango asks Shola "Why won’t you be more like us (Rebels)? Why won’t you eat from the frog’s belly like us, Shola? Shango goes onto explain to Shola that "the snake will eat whatever is in the belly of the frog." Shola is misguided by her Christian beliefs, but as the movie travels back in time as Shola expands her black consciousness and becomes part of the Maroon society, she comes to realize the meaning behind Shango's words. After analyzing the meaning behind Shango’s philosophy on the snake and the frog its implication in Sankofa is where by the plantation owner is symbolized as the frog and the freedom fighters, Maroons, Rebels are symbolized as snakes.
Venomous frogs are fortified to live in forest environments where they could be easily made into a meal at any second. The small amphibians use a series of spikes on their head to deliver blows to would-be attackers, thwarting off all potential threats to their life. According to Brody, the venomous frogs have very few natural predators in the wild, “We don’t know of any animal that successfully feasts on these frogs. Nothing can get past the head spines.” Will frogs ever be viewed the same way
While reading the myth of Heracles, and Theseus we can clearly identify the differences between the two myths. When comparing these two myths, it is clear that Heracles is better than Theseus because he kills monsters/serpents when he was the age of 8 months, he stayed loyal to everyone, and last he completed the 12 labours. The first reason why Heracles is better than Theseus is because he killed monsters when he was very young. As an example, he was very powerful and strong even as a child. Furthermore, when Heracles is a baby, he”sat up and immediately set out to kill his enemy’s”(Rosenberg and Baker 217).
An example of this is when Magnus is at battle training when he says, “A dozen arrows stuck out of his back like porcupine quills”(124). This is simile because Magnus is comparing arrows to porcupine quills and uses “like”. Metaphor is when the author makes an unlikely comparison between two objects without using like or as. An example of this is when Magnus says, “He switched on green spotlights the size of trampolines”(229). This is metaphor because Magnus is comparing the serpent's eyes to green trampolines.
Wynnes becomes a major character in the story. She tells the young native boy to get a bowl of milk, from this she is proving the colonel wrong, but the readers don 't know it yet. Mona uses her as a game piece, when the colonel jumps and screams, the American asked Mrs. Wynnes how she knew about the snake. Mrs. Wynnes character replied with, “ it was crawling across my foot”. This proves the colonel untrue because his whole argument was men has added self control in any crisis.
According to Campbell, this frog is the signal of the beginning of an adventure. Another example from popular culture is the movie “Spiderman”, the protagonist is unexpectedly bitten by a spider. And this bite changes his body structure and raises the curtain on the age of a superhero called Spiderman . The second step from the “Departure” is “Refusal of the Call”, which is the main character refuses to give up his or her own benefit. Campbell brings up the story of King Minos to illustrate this idea.
In the initiation ceremony, the highly poisonous paraponera clavata, the bullet ant, is harvested, sedated, and sewn into gloves in mass quantities. The poison of the bullet ant tops the Schmidt Sting Pain Index and is considered 30 times more painful than a bee sting. The young boys undergoing the initiation ceremony then take turn wearing the gloves once the ants have awakened, wearing the gloves over 20 times over the course of a few months. Once the boys have completed the rite, they are then “able to fulfill the duties of manhood” (Dlamini, 2015). In the Sateré-Mawé tribe, the people value “strength and courage, qualities needed to protect the tribe from hostile neighbors and natural predators, as well as to provide a steady supply of food for its members” (2013).
All he had was a Root beer soda can he had picked up of the ground before he had left for his quest. He brought out the can shaking it with all his might. As the fangs of the spider were about to hit Luxa’s throat Gregor popped open the pop can, and yelled “Attack! Attack!”(190). This quotation displays his bravery towards saving Luxa and as a result of nobody else dyeing on the quest.
“Rikki-tikki tavi” by Rudyard kipling Rikki- tikki tavi had a right to be proud of himself because he was going to defeat karit, nag, and nagaina the one who saved his family was a very brave and sneaky. Rikki-tikki tavi has the right to be proud, and brave of himself because he almost died in the flood on the summer day. The fight started by the cobras because they wanted the room so they tried to kill the family. The cobras were also trying to eat the eggs/ babies and Rikki-tikki was trying to stop the cobras from eating the baby eggs. On page 19 the author has Rikki-tikki say about nag “ Nag is dead- is dead -is dead- is dead”.