The use of similes also gives the reader a clearer image of what this may have looked like by giving them objects to compare each aspect of the birds to. For example Dillard compares the motion of the birds as a group to “whirling like smoke” and the sound of the birds flying by to the sound of “a million shook rugs.” Dillard also uses personification in the last paragraph to describe her reaction to the bird’s flight. The expression “my lungs roared,” uses personification to describe how she felt blown away and was left breathless by the unexpected beauty of the flock of starlings flying
DuMaurier relies heavily on sensory imagery to convey the attack of the birds. In the movie, Melanie hears a brief fluttering of the birds, which attracts her attention. Melanie’s only source of light is her flashlight. Hitchcock uses high angle shots of Melanie ascending the stairs and a low angle shots of the door, to show that the door as having power over
His creative use of humor and sadness adds a special interest to the story. In a detailed manner, the author describes the physical qualities of whooping cranes. He uses the crane description to symbolize the mood of the couple as well as the couple’s relationship. The birds are described positively from the start as, “tall and stately” (621), while their actions mirror the mood of the couple. For example, “staring motionlessly toward the Gulf” (621), just like the couple.
Birds Essay John James Audubon, author of Ornithological Biographies, conveys his outlook on a flock of birds that surrounds him overhead; in comparison, Annie Dillard, author of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, intimates her deepest thoughts on this wonder. In light of this, each author dissimilarly conveys an intense affection for birds; Audubon asserts a scientific and objective approach, whereas Dillard provides a more spiritual and less objective perspective. Although both authors love birds, their viewpoints differ on a magnified level. Taking a scientific approach on the subject, Audubon views the sky as “filled with pigeons... the light of noonday was obscured as by an eclipse...” (16-17). Providing figurative language, Audubon compares the darkness of a group of pigeons to a rare scientific phenomenon that only an intellectual might consider.
Like a parrot imitating spring, we lie down screaming as rain punches through and we come up green. We cannot speak an R— out of the swamp, the cane appears and then the mountain we call in whispers Katalina. The children gnaw their teeth to arrowheads. There is a parrot imitating spring. El General has found his word: perejil.
Eiseley also uses rhetorical devices like ethos in order to convey the emotions that a bird has. He describes the bird to "have been soaring restlessly above us for untold hours" to wait for her mate. He appeal to the emotion of sympathy for the bird as she tirelessly soar and wait for the captured. This shows that the birds have emotion and real connection for each other unlike anything a machine can have. Rhetorical devices like ethos and juxtaposition are used throughout Eiseley's passage to convince the reader that birds and machines are truly different.
He appeal to the emotion of sympathy for the bird as she tirelessly soar and wait for the captured. This shows that the birds have emotion and real connection for each other unlike anything a machine can have. This emotional connection between the birds is what makes machines different from real life. With ethos, Eiseley is able to showcase how birds possess emotion and how important that emotion. Eiseley uses juxtaposition in order to help show the differences between life and machine.
Chopin’s use of birds In Kate Chopin`s novel The Awakening, she often utilizes the various images of birds. Chopin begins the story with two birds a green and yellow parrot, and a persistent mocking bird. Both birds can symbolize ideas about the story from their description and their characteristics. In the beginning of the story the parrot says; Allez vous-en! Allez vous-en!
The mockingjay pin in the novel is a symbol of a bird; the capital used the mockingjay to spy on the rebellious districts. The pin and birds were important through the entire novel because the pin gave Katniss resistance and it represents the rebellion against the capital. The mockingjay became a link between Katniss and Rue because they used the birds to communicate. When Katniss saw the mockingjay they reminded her of Rue. This is the only thing that Katniss chooses to take to the area of the games.
In this quote Siddhartha is examining nature and life through different perspective. He becomes this heron to escape himself and try to reach enlightenment. “Flew over the forest and mountains became a heron, ate fishes, suffered heron hunger, used heron language and died a heron death.” In this, he uses the life cycle of a heron as a teacher and by this he gains another perspective of life. Also, another time, Siddhartha looks for a teacher in his lover and friend, Kamala. “Kamala kept a small rare songbird in a small golden cage.