John James Audubon and Annie Dillard both wrote short passages describing large flocks of birds using vivid imagery and descriptive diction to convey the effect that the flocks had on them as an observer. Both passages have an awed and laudatory tone since the writers seem to be enchanted by the beauty o the birds. While Audubon gives a literal description of what he saw, Dillard describes the birds through the extensive use of figurative language. The descriptive diction in both passages serves to give the reader a mental image of what the writer saw as the birds flew by. Audubon uses phrases like “countless multitudes” and “immense legions” to describe the large amount of birds that he watched fill the sky.
Instead of absorbing the sight of the birds as a human who is simply moved by the beauty of nature, Audubon counts the birds and sees them as dots in the sky as opposed to just enjoying them. Dillard, on the other hand, describes the birds from a humanistic point of view, revealing how the birds, “gathered, deep in the distance... transparent and whirling, like smoke,” (4-5). This observation contrasts Audubon’s description by comparing the birds to whirling smoke, Dillard illustrates for the reader, “out of the dimming sky a speck appeared…” (1). Dillard does not count the birds, but takes into account their marvelous being, observing the birds as, “intricate and rushing,
“They saw a bird, an ordinary rather sad-looking bird, with big eyes, pointed beak and long, straggling tail.” Then adds a shift in the mood inquiringness by one of the children passing by. “But the black boy was obviously enthralled; he signaled them to be quiet, so they knelt close to the wattle bushes motionless, expectant.” The tone of the passage then elevates into a merriment diversion of enjoyment. Elucidating the alternations the lyre bird endures. “In an instant all his drabness was sloughed away, for his song was beautiful beyond compare: stream of limpid melodious notes flowing and mingling, trilling and soaring: bush music, magic as the pipes of pan.” James Vance Marshall shows endless detail about the performance the lyre bird undergoes. “On and on it went, wave after wave of perfect harmony that held the children spell-bound.” Then we encounter a double shift when the music stops but the performance.
The voices are set up as to where I hear it clearly, you can hear the elegance and the sophistication. Madrigals on the other hand, when I clicked the Weelkes: As Vesta Was From Latmos Hill Descending track the tones fluctuate consistently compared to Ave Maria, Gratia Plena and it indeed was very noticeable. I then listened to Song Of The Birds (Chant Des Oiseaux) and thought jellybeans. I thought jellybeans because the voices and sounds and beats were all over the place. The texture and sounds were colorful, when the lady sang I saw greens and at the end a semi blue.
You have two groups of birds that live on different parts of the valley. Group A likes a high pitched song and will only mate with birds with a high pitched song. But group B birds like a low pitched song and will only mate with birds that sing that song. Even though the birds are the same species they only mate with their group causing them over time to evolve into different species. b.
Nesting Time – Douglas Stewart 1) In your own words explain what this poem is about. This poem is about man’s interaction with an innocent little bird (green nesting honey eating bird) as it seeks material for its nest, a lighting on the need of the poet’s daughter, oblivious to the dangers of human contact. Stanza 1: 1) Give a detailed description of the bird The bird is an aberration of Nature, a supreme risk taker, a chancer that is game enough to “perch on heads and pull out hair”. The bird is a green nesting honey eating bird that is bold, brave and has got a lot of courage. 2) The opening begins with “Oh” to show the emotional impact of the incident.
The results indicate that a vocal sound possesses such characteristics of a human voice which emerge only in the process of singing. Among other things, for instance, it is pointed out that the singer’s formant reveals itself more in a trained male voice, to a less extent in a trained female voice and is not stated at all in an untrained voice. All information about the unique voice characteristics of the study participants is removed from the results in order to make clear the overall picture of the experiment. Introduction Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, and augments regular speech by the use of both tonality and rhythm. In many respects human song is a form of sustained speech, nearly anyone able to speak can also sing .
Hunter Suggs 4-30-13 Pre 2000 Essay The Bird and the Machine With the increasing use of machines in our world, there has always been controversy over the possibility of having machines replace real life. . In "The Bird and the Machine," Loren Eiseley describes how machines will never be able to do what birds do, because they lack the feeling of emotion. Also, in this essay, Birds are portrayed to be humans. Eiseley uses juxtaposition in order to help show the differences between life and machine.
Winston watched it with a sort of vague reverence. For whom, for what, was that bird singing? No mate, no rival was watching it. What made it sit at the edge of the lonely wood and pour its music into nothingness? He wondered whether after all there was a microphone hidden somewhere near.
Human Activity and The Impact On The Penguin Specie Shirley Varela Instructor Ms. Nayer English 1A December 12, 2007 Shirley Varela Instructor Ms. Nayer English 1A December 12 2007 What bird is black and white, short and wobbly and loves to dress up in a tuxedo? If you guessed a penguin you are correct. Penguins are flightless birds that account for 17 species throughout the world. Many share physical features, but they are uniquely different in various ways. Although they actually differ from other flying birds, as they have a much heavier skeleton that helps them be good swimmers.