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Evening Hawk Analysis - Copy

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Evening Hawk by Robert Penn Warren In the “Evening Hawk”, Robert Penn Warren makes extensive use of figurative language and imagery to describe the “unforgiving” passage of time. Warren uses a variety of language devices in order to convey a portentous feeling. The poem’s mood of despair and anguish is conveyed through Warren’s use of imagery. The imagery of the passage of time being a “Tumultuous avalanche “and the “Crashless fall” associates the feeling of time being a sudden destructive force hindered by the actions of the hawk. As the hawk flies through the dappled darkness, his wings “slice” the evening light and destroy it, bringing on the sudden transformation of the three phases of sunset, night, and complete darkness. Warren affiliates the abrupt alteration of light towards the “guttural gorge” as a link between the impending darkness and the allusion towards judgment day. The image of “History Drip in darkness like a leaking pipe in the cellar”, gives history the characteristics of dripping away its everlasting life to a sudden hault.
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