Squirrels bring disappointment to even the most experienced and patient hunters. After hearing squirrels until just before dusk, I finally had a deer come into sight. My arm hairs raised with my excitement, I whispered to Curtis that I see quite a few deer, just on the other side of the minute hump in the field. He pulls up his rifle to get a better look at the deer, at the same time I do. We both say, we think the closest one is a doe.
The narrator notices the dead dear, its position on the “edge of the Wilson River road”. The element of a dead deer on the roadside seemed trite to the narrator as if it happened quite often. “It is usually best to roll them into the canyon” (3), ... ... middle of paper ... ...e deer was carrying. With only a few moments of weakness the narrator makes the decision to get rid of the deer. On the surface that is what this poem is about.
He lifts the bow and holds the deer within his vision, the calm, cool surface of the "hunter" giving way to nervousness as he prepares to release the arrow. The arrow sails through the fog, missing its target as the deer turns to run from the sound of the whipping bowstring. Trembling and unsure of himself, Ed lets go of another arrow in vain, hitting where the deer had just been (97). Defeated as a hunter, and as a man, he makes his way back to camp; the other men awake to see hi... ... middle of paper ... ...ance the fog both controls Ed’s vision as well as his ability to hide from the deer. The speaker of the poem, and perhaps Ed as well, feels that an indestructible hunter has always laid unseen within him and in the fog the true hunter is revealed as he is able to stand as one with both nature and the beasts.
The traveler decides to send the deer over the edge of the canyon, because "to swerve might make more dead." This line indicates that if he fails or "swerves" in his decision, the deer could cause an accident on the narrow road that might cost more lives. The narrator prepared with this purpose, proceeds with his task. He approaches the deer and observes that it is a recent killing. He drags her off to the side of the road, noting that she is "large in the belly."
(M.S. 5) Dillard and the other tourists watch a feeble deer struggle to escape from a trap. In her narrative, Dillard depicts the deer’s suffering, “The rope twanged; the tree leaves clattered; the deer’s free foot beat the ground” (Dillard, 1982, p.99). Dillard precisely structures the sentence for a verb to follow each noun such as, ‘the rope’, ‘the tree’, and ‘the deer’. The verbs following each noun, separated by a semicolon, includes, ‘twanged;’ ‘clattered;’ and ‘beats.’ This sentence structure decelerates the flow of the passage; therefore, stressing the deer’s slow, long, and painful suffering.
As I sit here, I have the desire to take a deer home with me. Somewhere in these vast woods a buck is stepping, with no warning that today is the day that I capture him. There is an ominous crow cackle, one that any protagonist would consider as a warning, I consider it an opportunity. My deer did not accept this warning; at least it was not shown. Today was opening day for bow season in Michigan, which is the most peaceful of the opening days, with the exception of a few hunters who are frustrated with their archery skills and resort to gun powder.
Pursuing love is no different than hunting a deer. Both Lovers and hunters chase after something; they both desire success. However, there comes a time where both hunters and lovers do not catch what they are chasing; they must decide whether to give up or not. Sir Thomas Wyatt creates this very moment in Whoso List to Hunt. Within this sonnet, the poet explains the hunt for unrequited love in terms of the speaker hunting a female deer.
Poetry Essay Assignment “Traveling Through the Dark” ,by William Stafford, is a poem about a moral dilemma about the nature of death and the sadness that comes of it. The situation intensifies when a man, the driver of this truck, is driving late at night and sees this deer on the side of the road. Pulling over he seeing that’s this deer has recently been hit. Noticing that the doe is pregnant and that her body is getting very stiff but that her belly remains warm with the baby deer waiting to be born. That is when the intensity of the situation changes vastly for the mortally of the driver.
Reduced Poaching Incidents due to Increased Poaching Laws While driving down and old dump road, Curly, as we will call him, spotted some deer just off the road. Slowing down he realized that the few deer that he had seen were all exceptionally fine bucks. Driving off he ponders whether he should go back and take these exceptional deer. Screech!!!! He flipped a 180 and headed back.
Even later in the poem when the Stafford figures out that the dead dear is pregnant, he only hesitates for a second before pushing that deer into the canyon. This demonstrates the lack of remorse the narrator had for this animal. I...