Comparing “Night of the scorpion” with “Vultures”
I am going to compare “night of the scorpion” with “vultures”. I will be analysing the scorpion with the vulture because the poet expresses how both do what they do to survive.
The poet shows how both do things instinctively. For example in “night of the scorpion” it says “they search for him; he was not found “. This show that when threatened he knows how to escape, to protect himself. Whereas in “vultures” it says “ate the things in its bowel” this shows that they eat to survive.
Both poems use language devices for example, in night of the scorpion reparation is used such as “more candles, more lanterns, more neighbours, more insects” this shows how the poet is expressing his anger towards them. Whereas in, Vultures alliteration is used, I know this because it says “caverns of a cruel” this also expresses the poet’s anger. Bothe poems are similar because they both use anger in the poem. This could affect the reader in an angry way as they both let go of their feelings on to the poem.
In nigh of the scorpion it shows how the mother cares for her children. I know this because it says “my mother only said thank god the scorpion picked on me and spared my children”, this shows that the mother cares for her child and, she would rather take the pain then it be them.
Vultures also as a caring point of view such as “at the wayside sweetshop and pick up a chocolate for his tendering offspring waiting at home for daddies return”. This shows that he is evil at work but a loving, caring father at home.
Both poets use imagery to describe the animals. I know this because it says in night of the scorpion “giant scorpion shadows on the mud baked walls”. This shows that the villager’s shadows reflect on the wall which gives a scorpion effect. Also imagery is used in vultures, for example it says “telescopic eyes” this shows that because vultures can see a long distance, the poet ha explained this by describing it like this “telescopic eyes”. The effect on the reader is to get what was intended seen threw the brain.