The Great Scarf of Birds

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Stephanie Pham H. Wilson IB English April 14, 2010 “The Great Scarf of Birds” Outline I. Intro a. Summary of poem- The speaker, who is playing a game of golf, experiences a small spiritual stirring when he observes a flock of birds flying south for the winter. b. Thesis- Updike seems to employ poetry elements such as diction, figurative language, and typography in order to create imagery and express the idea that humans are continually amazed by nature and can find a sense of solace in it. II. Typographical level a. The poem is divided into sections, but they do not all consist of the same number of lines- astrophic. i. Effect- the poem has a sense of unbalance because the lines are not evenly distributed. b. However, there is an aspect of balance because the first stanza and the last stanza have only two lines each. This signifies that these two stanzas have an elevated
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sense of importance- “Playing golf on Cape Ann in October, I saw something to remember.” This intro stanza draws readers in, and “I saw something to
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This note was uploaded on 10/02/2011 for the course ENGL 1101 taught by Professor Campbell during the Spring '08 term at Gainesville State.

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