The stanza expresses the feeling of fear and terror with quotes such as “narrow bars”, “bars of rage” and “wings are clipped”. A paradox and extreme irony in the stanza are shown significance because of the cheerful imagery in the first stanza. Although thought provoking and significantly clever, quick research lead me to a poem that was made quite a while before the Angelou poem by an African American man named Paul Lawrence Dunbar with a poem called Sympathy. A poem which compares a caged bird to a free spirited bird with a clear message about the slavery of blacks. Not plagiarized but easily seen as inspiration as she uses an updated line from his amazing opening “I KNOW what the caged bird
The poem is deeply personal for the same reason. “It has a kingliness, a right”. She is pleading with the man again, admiring the bird and stating that it belongs here, that they “trespass stupidly”. She celebrates the bird, admiring its majesty and colour, it’s almost as if she is admiring her marriage and the complexity of it. This poem is deeply personal and intense.
This leaves the reader feeling conflicting emotions for the character, probably similar to how Medusa herself feels in the poem. Form and Structure The poem is written in free verse and as it progresses, the importance of the living things Medusa turns to stone increases, going from a bee to a dragon and then to her husband himself. The poem is divided into stanzas of mainly equal length, apart from the final line: ‘Look at me now’. This gives the poem a dramatic ending, leaving the reader unsure whether to feel threatened by or feel sorry for Medusa. Language • The poem is packed full of rhyme (including half rhymes, internal rhymes and in stanzas 3, 4, 5 and 6 some end rhyme).
The problems with having massive population of pigeons are being described by the writer as his second argument. He creates a very negative view of pigeons in his readers as he describe these ‘pests’ presence as a ‘plague’. By telling his readers about how the pigeons attract ticks, cockroaches and rats, he attempts to build an undesirable idea of the pigeon in the readers’ minds. Bonella also implies the inconvenience and harm that the citizens have faced. He explains this using the strongly negative terms such as ‘clogging’, ‘stumbling’ and slithering’ to put a clear image in the readers of the great impacts they have on people.
The video footage is shown in a dreamy like video effect to also emphasize the fact that Elvis was the one Carol Ann Duffy was trying to condone. But the contrasting blacker tones carry a darker aspect of his life; they introduce the idea of the superficial life that the poem warns against. The footage then blends into the next scene. A simple black and white screen with the words “What if Elvis had a twin sister?” I purposely made the screen simple and clear to emphasize the question. The silent pause that accompanies the text is suddenly broken to the sweet sound of tweeting birds (introduction to ‘the hills are alive’ in the sound of music) This cheery sounding tweeting accompanied by the question indicates that Elvis’ twin sister is a good thing.
The poet’s use of the kingfisher uses the bird in flight as a symbol for the freedom which Plath occasionally experienced when separated from her obsession with her father. Hughes encompasses his overall judgement about Plath in the final lines, “in the pit of red/.. But the jewel you lost was blue”; where he supports his argument that Plath was suffering, through the symbolism of the ‘pit of red’ which conjures images of hell. This contrasts with the symbolism of the ‘jewel of blue’ where the valuable nature of a jewel emphasises the value which Hughes places upon that aspect of Plath. As a result of comparing the different aspects of
Boo and Tom are connected to this theme when Scout sees that Boo being brought out in the public would be like shottin’ a mockingbird. The mockingbird is known to be quiet in times of tension or stress and is used in writings about beauty. There are many references in the book to the word mocking. These examples include; the children mocking Boo, Mayella accuses Atticus of mocking her, and the trial is a mockery of justice. As you can see the theme mockingbird is carried throughout the whole story.
Imagery of the bird in Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare uses numerous images of birds throughout Romeo and Juliet. Most often, these birds are associated with lovers. From common crows to elegant swans, from doves to falcons, from nightingales to larks, specific and general birds play an important role in defining the relationships between lovers. Characters refer to others and to themselves with bird imagery, and the appearance (or songs) of actual birds highlights moments of significance in this play. By using multiple images of birds, Shakespeare conveys much more about his characters than might originally meet the eye.
Angelou is a describing her feelings of racial discrimination. “The caged bird sings,” shows that no matter what, she always kept faith alive that she would one day become free. The caged bird was trapped, tied up, and wasn’t able to reach freedom. This implicates that the bird was being held back from freedom, because of the color of its skin. The fat worm and breeze symbolizes hope in this poem.
What I’m trying to say is, bees are misunderstood because everyone thinks that bees are out to get them, when really they are just trying to help the planet. Bees don’t just want to sting you. Remember, when a bees stings you, it loses it stinger and dies. Think about it, why would a bee want to die? Bees only want to sing you when you try to touch them, annoy them, or get too close to their hive (Cole 10).