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Sean Quigley AP English 2A 09/10/11 Two writers, in the narrative “The Rattler” and the poem “Snake”, depict an encounter with a dangerous snake. While the outcomes for each creature are dramatically different, the writers’ similar purposes are to convey sympathy, respect, and understanding toward each snake. The writer’s concrete diction, figures of speech- images, similes, and metaphors- and point of view create sympathy in the reader for the snakes and men. The two narratives are interlaced with a similar tone toward the snakes. In both they understand that the snakes are dangerous and they need to kill the snakes for the good of their community, But they also understand that the snakes are beautiful living creatures. The authors
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Unformatted text preview: use a lot of vivid diction and figurative language to explain how majestic and human like the snakes are. D.H. Lawrence does not refer to the snake as something, he refers to it as “Someone”, just as the author of “The Rattler” gives the snake a gender and refers to him as “he”. The two authors also have a very similar organization. Both of there narratives follow this pattern: setting, description of snake, how the author feels about the snake, killing of the snake, the authors remorse toward the snake. Both of the authors do not see themselves as heroes, but rather as citizens doing...
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