Cat communication is the range of methods by which cats communicate with other cats, humans, and other animals. Communication methods include postures, movement (including "quick, fine" movements not generally perceived by human beings), noises and chemical signals.  The communication methods used by cats have been affected by domestication.Cats vocalize with chirrups, purrs, growls, hisses, and meows. Meows are one of the most widely known cat sounds. In nature, the meow is a sound used by a cat to signal a request to its mother.
The poet uses language and technical devices to convey dominance in the poem ‘The cats song’ The cat’s song by Marge Piercy is a poem, which focuses on the relationship between a cat, and it’s owner. The author writes this poem through the perspective of a cat and portrays what cats may be thinking of their owners. Although this may sound contradictory, the poet expresses the dominance of the cat over it’s owner by using language and technical devices. The poems opening sentence already starts to show a sense of dominance through the repetition of ‘My’ and ‘I will’, this portrays a sense of ownership by the cat as he is claiming the owner as his. Another way the cat shows dominance over the owner is through the use of ‘greed’ and ‘fear’ in line 19, this contrasts showing a dominant and submissive side, the cat show’s a submissive side to maintain it’s relationship with the owner but initially still knows he is the more dominant one.
The cats' skill in killing them may have first earned the affectionate attention of humans. Early Egyptians worshipped a cat goddess and even mummified their beloved pets for their journey to the next world—accompanied by mummified mice! Cultures around the world later adopted cats as their own companions. Like their wild relatives, domestic cats are natural hunters able to stalk prey and pounce with sharp claws and teeth. They are particularly effective at night, when their light-reflecting eyes allow them to see better than much of their prey.
The "two angel forms" are the fish within the tank that the cat is eyeing carefully. As the feline reaches for the “prize”, she falls in the tank (her demise). There is also some alliteration in the poem, such as “she stretched” and “heedless hearts.” The last stanza includes the quote, “nor all that glisters, gold.” This quote denotes that even though the cat thought catching the fish would be rewarding, it only led to its demise. I enjoyed this poem because of the humour involved but also because of the imagery and the fact that the poem is about a cat yet has a deeper meaning. Thomas Gray is reminding us to look deeper into the subject or situation before jumping to conclusions based on
In the story the “Thunderstorm”, Vladimir Nabokov’s complex imaginative piece, the author employs imagery and personification to take the reader into a fantastic and dreamy world. From the very beginning when Nabokov is depicting a seemingly realistic setting, he introduces personification in his narrative to set the mood of the piece. The wind, described as a “blind phantom” is later found “... waiting for me in the room; it banged the casement window and staged a prompt reflux when I shut the door behind me”. Giving human attributes to the wind turns it into an active character in the story. In addition, layering mystical qualities in the image of the wind contributes to the fantastical feel of the story.
In this paper I will examine how the role of traditional Chinese culture plays in martial arts films. I will be focusing on the scene that incorporates Beijing Opera in King Hu’s ‘Come Drink with Me’. ‘Come Drink With Me’ is a pretext martial arts film on the surface as King Hu’s desire was to create a movie that modernized traditional Chinese culture. In this scene the Drunken Cat and his fellow beggar children come into the Teahouse and sing a song to beg for money. Hu used the traditional aspects of Beijing Opera to stylistically enhance and dramatize the scene.
Significantly, the witches open the play, a further indication of their importance to the plot. The first thing that we notice is that they are being identified with dark powers and chaos. The stage directions tell us that they meet during a storm. In order to make them seem particularly powerful and different from other characters, Shakespeare has them speaking in rhyming couplets, “When shall we three meet again In thunder, lightning, or in rain.” Not only do these opening lines introduce the witches’ speech patterns, they also establish their powers as they can predict the weather and control it. The weather conditions when they meet can all be linked with the theme of chaos and disorder, which foreshadows their role within the play as it is their predictions which awaken the seeds of ambition within Macbeth.
But though alcohol can cause one to be angry and abusive, it is also know to make you dance and sing. I believe in “My Papa’s Waltz” Theodore Roethke wanted people to see both the negative and the positive side of what this poem is conveying. This first way to look at this poem is to think of it in the negative since. From the very first stanza Roethke begins to use a very strong selection of words. Words like death, batter, scraped and beat are some of these strong words.
Already there is an implication of supernatural powers and evilness from the witches’ behalf, since they have the power to create storms and other gloomy atmospheric disturbances. “When shall we three meet again? In thunder, lightning, or in rain?” is the opening line. The enumeration indicates that this type of dark weather accompanies the witches wherever they go. It also immediately draws the audience and captures their imagination, as the supernatural world fascinated people in Elizabethan England.
The colour red is symbolic; connoting fire and passion, red offers vitality, but also the potential to burn everything that comes in its way to ashes. The symbolic energy of the red curtains contrast with the dreary November day that Jane watches outside her window: "a pale blank of mist and cloud." Throughout the book, passion and fire will contrast with paleness and ice. * Jane's choice of books is also significant in this scene. Like a bird, she would like the freedom of flying away from the alienation she feels at the Reed's house.