What pieces of literature have you been reading lately? How are the pieces of the poems or packets of short stories you read, affected you emotionally? There are some poems and short stories that are interesting. However, the most interesting poems that make you feel something in a way, is called “Vow “ and “Macavity: The Mystery Cat”. The poem Vow, is from a prisoner's point of view of how they survived and what struggles they faced, while in the poem, Macavity: The Mystery Cat, is about a cat named Macavity, a neglected and smart mysterious cat criminal, and how he is very clever to leave any evidence of his crime.
Greed in Ode on the Death of a Favorite Cat (Favourite) Greed is one of the underlying themes found in Thomas Gray's Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat. This greed becomes the ultimate demise of the lead character, Selima the Cat. Mr. Gray uses a few different literary techniques to bring to life the inanimate written words. These techniques along with word choice allow for the possibility of many different interpretations of the text. The general format Mr. Gray follows is seven stanzas of AACBBC form, wherein the A and B lines consist of eight syllables and the C lines consist of six.
The Dead Kitty in Ode on the Death of a Favorite Cat (Favourite) Gray's "Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat, Drowned in a Tub of Gold Fishes" is a story of a curious cat that ends up in Purrgitory (ha ha). Gray uses not only formalistic literary devices, but he also uses dialog. As Gray speaks to the reader, he uses word choice and allusions to convey the correlation between women and cats. Word choice plays a major roll in this poem, due to the fact that it helps set up allusion and other literary devices. Word choice also helps bring out the theme of relating women to cats with such phrases as "The hapless nymph with wonder saw:"(Gray 19) Nymphs are demigods, that are associated with nature and beauty.
The most important aspect in writing poetry is word choice. Thomas Gray did an excellent job in using descriptive words, along with using assonance and alliteration, throughout this poem to enhance imagery. For example, in the first stanza Gray describes the cat as being "pensive"(5) as it watches the fish below. This is followed in the second stanza as Gray uses alliteration and assonance to describe t...
In The Zebra Storyteller the narrator is a Siamese cat but the narrator is also an outsider. During the story the cat tells a story to his friends about how skillful and 'powerful' he is at killing zebras. Towards the end of the story the cat is handed his fate; he is kicked and killed by a zebra, who sensed feared when approached. At the end of the story Holst concludes with the statement, "That is the function of the storyteller." This statement pertains to the idea of the function the storyteller has or how they create the atmosphere and set the grounds in which the story is based on.
Collins makes many impressed fairness images to metaphor poetry. In this way, he let readers feel the important information he wants to express. Indeed, there are five interesting metaphors the author made in this short seven stanzas poem. For example, in the second stanza, Collins wrote “press an ear against its hive” (4) to metaphor poem as a noisy hive. He tells readers poem has a variety of forms just like the hives.
She has the strength and courage to try to open his eyes. Another phrase that was mentioned several times throughout the poem was, “Sweet Maid, how may this be” (28)? “The little Maiden did reply”(63),. The choice of words he chose to repeat illustrates a condescending attitude the older man possessed. Overall, William Wordsworth’s poem “We Are Seven” is a conversation that begins so simple, but unfolds into a rather more complex view on death.
Causes of Vomiting There are too many causes of vomiting to list here. However the article will look at a few of the more interesting causes and solutions. Fur balls in the cat is probably the most common cause. See the Health advice Furballs and Constipation in the Cat Swallowed 'foreign bodies'. This can be anything from an undigested mouse to a sewing needles in the cat.
Therefore, in Thomas Gray's Ode on the Death of a Favorite Cat, Gray uses the style of mock epic along with a non-human character in order to depict how people dangerously pursuit the material in their life, at the risk of their own demise. In order to see how Gray’s Ode on the Death of a Favorite Cat uses mirrors the style of the mock epic, we must pinpoint features and conventions of epic literature. One common feature of the epic is that there is commonly a huge amount of focus on an object of desire. In the case of a mock epic, the object in question is given a disproportionate amount of importance. In Alexander Pope’s mock epic The Rape of the Lock, the main object of desire is Belinda’s lock of hair.
This definition could best be described in the nineteenth century as being superstitious and believing that supernatural powers are affecting our decisions. Superstition and being taken over by the supernatural is a recurring metaphor for paranoia in Poe’s story. At first, the narrator of the story is very caring and loves animals; being with animals is “one of [his] principal sources of pleasure” (346). The narrator’s favorite pet is his large entirely black cat named Pluto. The narrator’s wife “made frequent allusion[s] to the ancient popular notion” that black cats were associated with bad luck, evil, witches, and the devil.