Essay on Analysis Of Sophocles ' Antigone '

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1. In the first stanza, the Chorus refers to the battle Polynices and his brother had and how Polynices almost destroyed the city. “Thou fairest ray” (Sophocles, Antigone, 5) is an example of personification because a ray can not be fair because it is light so it can not be fair as a human would. “Sunbeam bright! Thou fairest ray” (Sophocles, Antigone, 5) is an image of light because the sun is our largest source of light. “Him, the man with shield of white” (Sophocles, Antigone, 5) and “’Neath cover of eagle pinion white” (Sophocles, Antigone, 5) are also representations of light because light is typically white so a shield of white or an eagle’s white wing can easily symbolize light. “As drifted snow, a buckler bright” (Sophocles, Antigone, 5) is another illustration of light because light is normally bright. “With strident cries as an eagle flies” (Sophocles, Antigone, 5) is a depiction of sound because loud cries are heard. “Into slumber sound” (Sophocles, Antigone, 7) is another demonstration of sound because sound is written in that line explaining that you are sound asleep, meaning your sound has vanished. “There begin the night-long chorus” (Sophocles, Antigone, 7) also portrays sound because a chorus is part of a song and songs create sounds. “Shaking all the ground” (Sophocles, Antigone, 7) also exemplifies sound because shaking makes noise and noise is sensible. “The elders all, by his herald’s call” (Sophocles, Antigone, 7) is a different demonstration of sound…

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