The Use Of Tone In Margaret Atwood's Siren Song

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Beauty and good looks tend to carry a certain advantage throughout modern society. This advantage allows these people to “control” or manipulate people, and subsequently things, to their own likings. This “luring” is exemplified as sirens in Homer’s epic, “The Odyssey.” This application of Homer’s work is demonstrated throughout Margaret Atwood’s poem, “Siren Song,” in which diction, hyperbole, and a deceivingly alluring tone are applied in order to express the ease of which people with these desirable traits are able to exploit the thinking of others into their own likings, despite the ill-fated circumstances that are bound to come. Throughout Atwood’s poem, the idea of the Siren from the Odyssey is applied in order to drive her message through

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