Saturday, August 31, 2019
Ã¯Â»Â¿ Ã¢â¬ÅHawk RoostingÃ¢â¬Â and Ã¢â¬ÅGolden RetrievalsÃ¢â¬Â Essay
In the two poems Ted HughesÃ¢â¬â¢s, Ã¢â¬Å"Hawk Roosting,Ã¢â¬ and Mark DotyÃ¢â¬â¢s, Ã¢â¬Å"Golden RetrievalsÃ¢â¬ , the writers use tone and visual imagery to present the animalsÃ¢â¬â¢ unique point of view in the poems. The tone of Ã¢â¬Å"Hawk RoostingÃ¢â¬ is powerful, sinister, and arrogant compared to the lighthearted, playful tone that is set in Ã¢â¬Å"Golden Retrievals.Ã¢â¬ The hawkÃ¢â¬â¢s monologue in Ã¢â¬Å"Hawk RoostingÃ¢â¬ shows how the Hawk sees the world with such power and a sense of ownership as he tells the reader that he Ã¢â¬Å"kills where [he pleases] because it is all [his]Ã¢â¬ (line 14), in difference the k-9 in Ã¢â¬Å"Golden RetrievalsÃ¢â¬ who sees it in a playful and distracted manner. The egoistic narrator in Ã¢â¬Å"Hawk RoostingÃ¢â¬ is a hawk that uses imagery make the reader envision the world from his eyes. The reader can imagine the narratorÃ¢â¬â¢s Ã¢â¬Å"each feather/ hooked head and/ feet locked upon the rough barkÃ¢â¬ (4, 9, 11). The wording seen during the course of the poem Ã¢â¬Å"Hawk roostingÃ¢â¬ creates an image for the role that the Hawk thinks he plays in the world. The Hawk views the world from Ã¢â¬Å"the top of the woodÃ¢â¬ and as the Hawk is able to fly he Ã¢â¬Å"the earthÃ¢â¬â¢s face [is] upward for [his] inspectionÃ¢â¬ (8) showing his excellent view of his surroundings and how he views the world as his own. In Ã¢â¬Å"Golden RetrievalsÃ¢â¬ the distracted narrator paints a picture in the readerÃ¢â¬â¢s mind of how many objects he encounters and allows the reader to imagine the dog constantly chasing after a new object on a daily basis. He Ã¢â¬Å"sniff[s] the wind, then/ [is] off againÃ¢â¬ (4-5) while the owner is Ã¢â¬Å"sunk in the past, half [their] walk,/ thinking of what [the owner] never can bring backÃ¢â¬ (7-8). In contrast to the Hawk, the Golden retriever is much more of a carefree character. The wording used in this poem is much more energetic than the diction seen in Ã¢â¬Å"Hawk Roosting.Ã¢â¬ The narrator speaks of things that remind the reader of dogs and their nature such as Ã¢â¬Å"Fetch, Balls and sticks, [Bunnies], a squirrelÃ¢â¬ . Hughes uses a dark tone to portray the hawk as a very powerful, wild, and sinister animal. The Hawk states, Ã¢â¬Å"There is no sophistry in my body:/ My manners are tearing all heads-Ã¢â¬ (15-16) showing how he views himself as a ruthless king of the earth and the Ã¢â¬Å"whole of CreationÃ¢â¬ (10). In oppositionÃ to Hughes, Doty uses a more playful and distracted tone to depict a character who is concerned with fetching and is easily distracted because Ã¢â¬Å"Balls and sticks capture [his] attention/seconds at a timeÃ¢â¬ (1-2). The Dog views himself as a friend to its owner, and although the Dog is distracted with running, chasing squirrels, and fetching, the Dog also is aware of its owner Doty uses the playful thoughts of a dog while Hughes contrasts with the stark thoughts of a commanding hawk. These opposing characterizations help the narrators convey very different animalistic perspectives of the world. While the Hawk views the world with ownership, the Dog is easily di stracted by passing objects and enjoys the little things in life.