The snake was hanging down from a crack in a stone wall next to the trough as it was drinking from it. The narrator notes in this stanza that the snake has a yellow-brown color to it. In the third stanza the snake notices the man and looks up but does not retreat. The man then thinks back to what he has been taught his whole life about how the brown snakes are poisonous and the black snakes are the safe ones. He reasons that he must find a way to kill the snake.
The image of an ‘overall black translucency’ conveys the picture of the overwhelming filth in the filling station. The poet closely examines her surroundings of the ‘oil-soaked’ station. She even notices how the father’s monkey suit ‘cuts him under the arms’. Bishop’s close observations are due to her curious questions that she asks herself in the poem. “Why the extraneous plant?
Spielberg directs Jaws with a disregard for the well being of the shark. In the movie the victims of the shark attacks are given stories so the audience can sympathize with them while the shark appears to simply be a problem that’s in the way of humans only appearing on screen as a threat to humans. The major flaw though was with how the shark
After he’s done praising the festival, Wallace reveals that his main intention of writing the essay was to question if killing animals is morally acceptable. He explains that Lobsters have nociceptors, invertebrate versions of the prostaglandins and major neurotransmitters that enable human beings to record pain. Lobsters, however, do not appear to be able to absorb natural opioids like endorphins and enkephalins which are what advanced nervous systems use to deal with pain. Wallace examines this information about lobsters and recognizes that lobster either suffer more than a human would because they can’t control pain as well as humans can or they simply can’t comprehend the idea of pain. Wallace sympathizes that if lobsters can’t control their pain, then humans are unnecessarily boiling and eating them, as a result, putting them through immense suffering that humans wouldn’t want to experience themselves.
Compare the speaker to the spider in “A Noiseless Patient Spider.” This is a poem that is a great example of how so few words can mean so much. Not only can these words have great mean, they can also have one meaning to one person and a different meaning to someone else. This poem contains two five-line stanzas that were published in the 1871-1872 edition of Leaves of Grass. Walt Whitman did a great job creating this poem by using a metaphor to compare the speaker’s self and soul with that of the spider who was spinning filament. If the following paragraphs we will discuss in detail each phrase and how the spider and speaker relate.
Dr Carl Meyer from Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology stated that mass levels of shark culling “runs the risk of ecosystem-level cascade effects where a general lack of sharks results in boom or bust in populations of species further down the food chain”. Furthermore when nets are used to trap sharks, often animals such as dolphins, turtles, whales and dugongs become trapped in them. Turtles are one of the most endangered species as a whole and are just innocent bystanders in this war between humans and sharks. We need to be careful of not affecting other animals in this quest to reduce shark numbers in the name of nothing. Sharks can already be caught legally by commercial and recreational fishers so any cull would be largely
In the first stanza she talks about creatures of the ocean ‘whale, dolphin, sea-lion, shark, seal, fish’, using a list to name them all. I think the use of listing is very effective because it sends all the names out at an even pace and puts emphasis on each word at a time. The single worded sentence ‘Hero.’ is used to end the first stanza which puts a mythological stance on the poem which is an opposing idea to the ecological theme of the poem. There is a lot of central opposition within this poem as well as the two opposing themes mentioned. The first three stanzas focus on the beauty of the Earth with the list of creatures, and the wonders the world holds; ‘Andes, Himalayas, Kilimanjaro’ and ‘Amazon, Ganges, Nile’, whereas the final stanza focuses on the destruction of the world that is upon Atlas’ back.
Secondly, the poem uses ambiguity in parts of the poem that could be in reference to the fish talked about in the poem or to the people that the author is comparing the fish to. Thirdly, simile is used to describe the fish to different things such as a comet. Finally, personification is used to give the sea lion human like characteristics. The two main poetic techniques used by Robinson Jeffers in the poem “The Purse Seine” are metaphor and negative connotation. The metaphors used by Robinson Jeffers are the main and most important poetic technique used.
Soul Surfer Reflection Essay Who would ever imagine that after being attacked by a shark while surfing, a person would go back into the ocean; and after having an arm amputated as a result of that attack, that same person would continue to surf? Would you do it? Champion surfer Bethany Hamilton did. She also used her experience as an inspiration to others who have faced adversity. “If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” –Vincent Van Gogh The meaning behind this quote is the only way to silence a doubter, internal or external, is to do it.
Don’t Call me Ishmael!! Don’t call me Ishmael – chapter questions Remembering (2) Wussy crap name- recall and list at least 8 names that the various character were called. • Fishtail le sewer • Le spewer • Le pooer • Fish stale • Stale fish • Piss trail • Female • Stale piss Understandings (1) explain the cover design of the novel. What are the images about? On the front cover of the book there is a drawing of a man stabbing a whale which is meant to be Moby Dick which resembles his name which is from Moby Dick.