Turtle Symbolism, Imagery, & Allegory
There’s more to a poem than meets the eye.
"Turtle" isn't Kay Ryan's only poem about an animal—far from it. She's written about a flamingo, a sheep, a rat, a snake, an osprey, a shark, even a herring. Yet she claims, "I do not think that...
People have lots of ways of getting around: cars, buses, bikes, motorcycles, boats, subways, trains, airplanes. Plus, there's always the old-fashioned option of walking. Even if you break a leg, yo...
One of many things people have in common with animals is the need to eat. When pressed, we'll do whatever it takes to find food. For example, if you were dying for a jelly donut in the middle of th...
Heavy vs. Light Imagery
Turtles are famous for their slowness, but you'd be slow too if you were lugging a heavy shell 24/7. Imagine carrying a humongous backpack full of bricks wherever you go. Then imagine a bad guy is...
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