Atwood Response

Atwood Response - their calls. More than likely, I would be...

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Christina Suarez February 10, 2008 ENG 105- Marsom “Siren Song” by Margaret Atwood Response This poem was really interesting and intriguing. The song is meant to make sailors jump ship and swim to the sirens who are singing the song. The whole purpose is to kill the sailors so they can eat them. If the sirens were calling to me, I do not know what I would do. Legend says that the persuasion of their songs is really powerful. I like to believe that I am a resistant person and think that I could resist the temptation of their voices. I also think that sirens mostly call to the male sailors. Being a female, I think that the sirens would not call to me. If the sirens perhaps got the better of me and I decided to jump ship, I would swim to
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Unformatted text preview: their calls. More than likely, I would be killed because I am also not much of a fighter. Although if the sirens were ugly I think I would be able to snap out of the trance rather easily. When that would happen, I would swim as fast as I could to the next safest area. If worse comes to worse and they follow me as I try to escape, I would use my all my power to swim and get as close to an animal that could defend me. Based off the poem, the sirens seem like they always get what they want and never lose a catch. That being said, the sirens would probably be able to catch me. I do not think I would put up a good fight because I know that I am pretty tasty and very generous to those in need....
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