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    Kahlen In The Siren

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    In “ The Siren” by Kiera Cass, Kahlen, who is a siren, desperately wants to be free from the Ocean. Eighty years ago, Kahlen and her family were in a shipwreck, were her family died, but miraculously Kahlen did not. The Ocean, a demanding entity, gave her a choice to live and serve her or to die. Kahlen never realized how painful and depressing her ninety year sentence would be. Since the ocean needs to feed once a month, Kahlen has to go to the Ocean and sing so the ship would sink. Kahlen kept a book with all the pictures of the people she had killed, and tried to find out more about their lives and families. The other sirens are not like Kahlen, they go out and party and have fun, but Kahlen does not see the point in having fun if you can not talk to other people. So when she finally meets Akinli and realizes that there's more to her life than killing people, Kahlen had a new perspective on her life. When the ocean sent Nombeko, Aisling and Elizabeth to save Kahlen, a magical bond was formed between the Ocean and Kahlen. The first 60 years Kahlen…

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    Siren Song

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    her poem Siren Song. Through the allusion to greek mythology, Atwood makes readers think twice about the strength of women, which can be seen through the analysis of the communicative situation, structure and language of the poem. To begin, the communicative situation of the poem sets up the framework of the poem. The poem is narrated by a siren, a hybrid of a woman and a bird. Sirens are notable in greek mythology, where they are described to have lured sailors to their deaths with their…

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    Sirens In The Odyssey

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    Three authors used the song of the sirens and how they took men in under their magical spell. In both texts and the video, information is being emphasized and things are absent. However, they're being emphasized and absent, there is differences also.The song is lovely yet deadly. The sirens are “beautiful” creatures of mysterious, lovely music. In these 3 texts, different ideas are emphasized.Homer's story “The Odyssey” emphasizes, Odysseus heroism, the magic powers of sirens, and the…

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    Sirens In The Odyssey

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    The Siren’s In life we face many temptations. Often times Sirens are seen as a symbol of temptation. Both the poem The Odyssey by Homer and the song “The Cave” by Mumford and Sons depict this, but in different ways. The song portrays temptation as almost a past temptation where as in the poem they are more of an instant threat. The sirens in the poem The Odyssey are portrayed as half-bird monsters that are used to lure sailors into the sea, but in the song “The Cave” temptation is seen as an…

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    The Siren “ 'I never wanted to be away from Her for too long, though. She was the only mother I had, now” (pg. 48). I read The Siren by Kiera Cass in the romance genre. Kiera Cass graduated from Radford University. She grew up in South Carolina. And now, has a family of four. She loves office supplies, boybands, and desserts. She hates flying, salads and when people don’t use turn signals. Cass mainly writes romance novels and is a number one New York Times Best-Seller. First of all,…

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    Song Of The Sirens Essay

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    Strange enchantment In Blanchot’s account of the story of the song of sirens, the song that sang by the sirens was strangely alluring. What was the nature of the sirens’ song? Why was it so powerful? The answer people have always given is that it was an inhuman song, but one that remained in the fringes of nature, foreign in every possible way to man, awakening in him that extreme delight in falling which he cannot satisfy in the normal condition of his life. However, there is something even…

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    Aquans: The Siren Vase

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    Aquanis could have been used as inspiration for an existing cultural artifact called The Siren Vase. The Siren Vase is a Greek pottery vase and it also has an art piece painted on it. This vase was made by who was called The Siren painter whose real name was unknown. As explained here by britishmuseum.org, “In the painting it shows the ship of Odysseus passing the Sirens... Odysseus, wreathed and bearded, is fastened against the bottom of the mast, facing the stern, with his arms behind his back…

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    the Sirens by John William Waterhouse, and “The Siren Song” by Margaret Atwood use the myth of the sirens, to show how alluring they can be. The sirens can lure someone because they sing a song and even in some myths are said to give visions of what a person wants most. Both in the painting and in the poem the sirens are the main characters. The only difference is that in the poem the sirens are tricking the readers without their knowledge, and Ulysses is listening to them willingly even though…

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    The “ravishing” yet “fatal” cries of the ever mysterious Sirens are described by Margaret Atwood and Homer in strikingly conflicting ways. Homer’s description of the Sirens portrays them as mystical, yet fatal creatures, while Atwood insightfully depicts the same Sirens as bored yet deceitful human-like seductresses. Homer and Atwood make use of intense tones, powerful points of view, and bold diction to show the contrast in the two portrayals. With great intensity in their tones, Homer and…

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    The sirens have chosen Sirens that sound lovely to the ear, might be deadly to the soul. In the epic poem, The Odyssey, Homer describes that temptation might lead to death by the song, “Siren Song.” Homer tells the story of a man who is very clever and is knowledgeable enough to apply wax to his ears to survive the beautiful voices. On the other hand, Atwood’s song illustrates a siren who is waiting to trick men onto her island and lead them to their own death. Homer and Atwood both…

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