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capable of with their tiny but fast beating hearts. He states “Each one visits a thousand flowers a day. They can dive at sixty miles per hour. They can fly backwards. They can fly more than five hundred miles without pausing to rest.(Doyle, P2). These hummingbirds can do so much with their bodies and their tiny little hearts it’s amazing. They are capable of so much with their bodies which many others aren’t and that’s why they’re beautiful. This is their daily life, flying and finding food, all the while those hearts beating at ten times per second. Comparing and contrasting is looking for the similarities and differences between certain things. Doyle uses this method in his story to show the reader his point of view in the story itself. In his use of this method he talks about the mammal with the biggest heart in the world which is the blue whale. Doyle states “ The biggest heart in the world is inside the blue whale. It weighs more than seven tons. It’s as big as a room. It is a room, with four chambers. A child could walk around it, head high, bending only to step through the valves.”(Doyle, P3). A blue whale’s heart beats two to ten times per minute and it can be heard from two miles across each time its heart beats. Compared to the heart of a hummingbird a blue whale's heart is one of the slowest beating hearts in the world and it lives about 80-90 years.
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