a prompt—executive bird is the jay

by emily dickinson

a prompt—executive bird is the jay—
bold as a bailiff's1 hymn—
brittle and brief in quality—
warrant2 in every line—

sitting a bough3 like a brigadier4
confident and straight—
much is the mien5 of him in march
as a magistrate6—

1.legal officer
2.legal action
3.branch of a tree
4.army officer (british)
5.appearance
6.judge

i heard a bird sing

by oliver herford

i heard a bird sing
in the dark of december.
a magical thing
and sweet to remember.

"we are nearer to spring
than we were in september,”
i heard a bird sing
in the dark of december.

review the two poems.

the topic is the same in both poems, but how is the tone different?

Answers

Dickinson’s theme is jays are like officers and Herford’s theme is birdsong brings us joy.

Although both poems talk about a similar subject matter, they are both significantly different in the themes they express.

In the first poem, Dickinson talks about jays. She compares them to officers because they are confident and straight. On the other hand, Herford talks about birds that bring songs to us and tell us of the coming of spring.

Explanation:

Both Poems have 2 Stanzas

Explanation:

both 2 stansas

Explanation:

1. Peacock, glorious.

2. In Dickinson’s poem there is a tone of military action, and in Herford’s poem, there is a tone of seasons.

Explanation:

Here there are two exercises. In the first one, you have to read a section of a text and then, you must select the correct choice. In exercise two, you have to read the poem and then, you must choose the correct option.

For example:

1. Peacock, glorious.

2. In Dickinson’s poem there is a tone of military action, and in Herford’s poem, there is a tone of seasons.

"If she was a more active person, she would feel better" this is the only option that uses the word "was" therefore that would be the error.

I think the answer = A or D

Explanation:

What for another answer just to be sure.:)

Hope this helped.

How does the structure compare in both poems?

In the first poem, the author mainly uses similes and in the second the author mainly uses metaphors

Review the two poems. What literary device is used to describe the bird in "A prompt-executive Bird is the Jay" that is not used in "I Heard a Bird Sing"? simile

Explanation: While both similes and metaphors compare things, the difference between similes and metaphors comes down to a word. Similes use the words like or as to compare things—“Life is like a box of chocolates.” The difference is that metaphors directly state a comparison—“Love is a battlefield.”

Dickinson’s theme is jays are like officers and Herford’s theme is birdsong brings us joy.

Although both poems talk about a similar subject matter, they are both significantly different in the themes they express. In the first poem, Dickinson talks about jays. She compares them to officers because they are confident and straight. On the other hand, Herford talks about birds that bring songs to us and tell us of the coming of spring.

In the first poem, by Emily Dickinson, the poet uses a more joyful and happy tone. She describes the bird with admiration and respect. The tone is a positive one.

In the second poem, the author employs a tone that is more somber. While the poem speaks of hope (the bird promises that spring will come), the author tells us that he is "in the dark of December," giving the poem a less positive tone.

Cause one is not as so sad and dark as the other one


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