Spare us give us the death of a mouse” shows that people would rather have a mouse die than a whale, as it doesn’t stink as much, “Until the air, polluted, swings this way Like a door ajar from a slaughterhouse”. There are also rhetorical questions included in the poem such as “How must a whale die to wring a tear?” and “But at the immolation of a race, who cries?”. These two rhetorical questions are used to make the reader ask themselves the question as they read it. The question causes the reader to agree to the poet’s perspective in a way which creates stronger meaning, feeling, emotion and mood. In this poem, the poet has stated the fact of people’s attitudes towards death of different
I am very much against foxhunting because I think it is a cruel and unnecessary. Foxhunters kill foxes only for ‘sport’ and amusement, and because of the exhaustion, terror and trauma inflicted on the victim, the death of the fox itself, is violent and painful. Foxhunters argue that foxes are pests and their numbers need to be controlled. They say that even controlled fox populations still cause problems. A survey financed by the Countryside Alliance showed that in spite of control, 30% of farmers had experienced significant losses from foxes in the preceding twelve months.
Even though Poe uses rhyme in this poem, he does it in such a way as to keep the reader interested along with tying in repetition. His repetition of “Nevermore” from the Raven is a great example, because of how the bird symbolizes death and death is
“The raven himself is hoarse/ That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan” (Act 1, Scene 5, Lines 41-42.) This foreshadows Duncan’s death because the raven was believed to be the messenger of evil tidings. Lady Macbeth had just received word that Macbeth was Thane of Cawdor and would become king of Scotland. She believes Macbeth is not capable of direct action and was determined to convince her husband to murder Duncan who was the present king. Shakespeare foreshadows the downfall of Scotland by including the unusual actions by animals.
The reader can thereby relate the pitiful life of the moth with that of Virginia Woolf’s own failure to “triumph” over death. Now turning the tables to Annie Dillard’s “Death of a Moth”, the reader experiences a bit more violence in the demise of the moth. Contrasting to Woolf’s aspect of death in her essay, Dillard focuses more on the physical casualties that plague the moth. “Her moving wings ignited like tissue paper” then “vanished in a fine, foul smell”. “Her six legs clawed,
The short story “The Birds” by Daphne du Maurier and the film The Birds directed by Alfred Hitchcock created an event in which birds attacked people for unknown reasons. Although the characters and setting are vastly different, both creators conveyed a similar mood of fear and suspense. Both the author and director used effective methods of creating suspense, even though the techniques themselves varied. In the short story, Daphne du Maurier uses weather imagery to create suspense. For example, at one point in the text Nat says, “This is a black winter, not a white one.” This creates a dark mood, because black, which represents death, is being contrasted to white, which symbolizes purity.
The fact that “One who flew over the cuckoo’s nest” has many elements of a tragedy, a tragic hero and the eventually downfall of this hero makes this film a tragedy. Mrs. Ratched to a near death state. His anger drove him to physical action and therefore was punished by being lobotomized. If McMurphy had better control over his emotions, he wouldn’t have been lobotomized and wouldn’t have fallen. Even though he was alive, his friend, the “Chief”, did not want to see him in the state that he was in and decided to euthanize him.
“War is Kind” By: Stephen Crane Stephen Crane uses literary devices such as imagery and diction to reveal the reality of war therefore developing the ironic tone of the poem “War is Kind.” In the first stanza the speaker says “[d]o not weep, maiden, for war is kind/ Because your lover threw wild hands to the sky[a]nd the affrighted steed ran on alone…” (1-2); the details of the dying soldier enhances the tragedy of the scene therefore creating a horrifying image contradicting any idea of kindness. In second stanza Stephen Crane illustrates young men marching towards death. He refers to them as "[l]ittle souls who thirst for fight" (5) implying that some human being were made for war, "born to drill and die" (5). He calls the "glory" of battle "unexplained," revealing the irony of using a word such as glory in the same sentence as battlefield (6). In the third stanza the speaker addressed the child of the dead solider telling him/her not to cry for “[war] is kind,” but instead of trying to comfort him/her, Stephen Crane, illustrates the last moment of the soldiers where he “tumbled in yellow trenches, [raging] at his breast, [gulping] and [dying]”(8).
In Emily Dickinson's poem I Heard a Fly Buzz- When I Died, the feeling of death being present in the room is the overall tone. The tie in between death and the flies persistent buzzing is one that must be looked at very closely. The buzzing is not something that the average living person would notice but under the particular circumstances, even the smallest of details become noticeable as a man dies. As the voice in the poem is painting the picture of a funeral, the reader becomes more intoned to the idea of death through the use the figurative language and symbols when the voice speaks about the mourners who have gathered, the sound of a flies buzz, and the closing of the window. Within the poem Dickinson uses figurative language to her full advantage, using it to assist her in painting the picture of there being a sad moment in time successfully.
This crime without motive brings death to the crew, except for the mariner to kill the bird's neck hangs footprint wickedness as unjustified. Some expressions of beauty found in the poem are: a. Albatross: the death of this innocent bird represents innocence and purity. Then the mariner, without reason, killed the albatross and for that comes the punishment. The albatross was a bird that was fed and tamed by the ship's crew, and sailed with them; for it represents purity and innocence that was killed at the hands of someone the bird trusted. We see the beauty of the bird and the symbolism it represents beauty, but explained by Coleridge in a tragic way, perhaps to flatter your beauty nature.