Courtney Marden EN 105 B 9/9/19 Joyas Voladoras Brian Doyle has an interesting approach that he used in his passage, "Joyas Voladoras". He uses metaphors through this passage to comment on the life humans live and how we love. Doyle does this with the comparison of hummingbirds to tortoises and blue whales. He introduces the blue whale talking about how it has the largest heart. He explains how their hearts are "as big as a room. It is a room, with four chambers. A child could walk around in..."1. Doyle wants the reader to visualize and compare the hummingbird heart, a pencil's eraser, to the blue whale's heart, four rooms a child could fit through. Each heart keeps different animals alive whether it is the largest for a blue whale or the smallest for the hummingbird. We can all live through different lifestyles but going through life so quickly will burn us out faster. If we go through life slower than we can live for a long time. The metaphors and anaphoras he uses to show these concepts are really interesting and create a very amazing piece of writing.
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