Rainbow Lorikeets

Mark O'Connor has incorporated the use of metaphors in the text Rainbow Lorikeets to further communicate the beauty in the natural world. In the second stanza of the poem, metaphors are used to describe the 'addicts as crimson patched pirates. and their beaks are described as orange. Scimitars. These metaphors emphasise the strength and ruthless behaviour of the rainbow lorikeets. The link that is made between pirates and lorikeets give the reader the impression that the lorikeets are merciless scavengers. fighting for food. This impression is made as pirates are stereotypically understood to be focused solely on the bounty, as a lorikeet is focused on as food. In the second metaphor, the ...

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abundance and a fruitful environment in which they are liberated to explore and consume. The strong imagery that is used helps emphasise the metaphor, and creates a positive tone to the poem These metaphors show the exuberance of the natural life, as the lorikeets and their surroundings are portrayed in positive light, and as they show the innate beauty of the lorikeets.

Alliteration is frequently used throughout the poem to convey the exuberance of life in nature. In the second stanza, alliteration is found from the overuse of the p sound in ...pillaging crew, Crimson patched plates screeching in plunder frenzy. In these lines, the use of alliteration creates many effects in thereof. Firstly, the tempo of the poem is increased as the constant sounds set a laced paced tempo. The alliteration of the p sound the repetitive sound also builds suspense in the play and symbolises the danger that is lurking. It has this effect as the sound is very harsh, and therefore the mood ...

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Added: 8/21/2016 05:05:55 AM
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