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A prompt—executive Bird is the Jay

by Emily Dickinson

A prompt—executive Bird is the Jay—
Bold as a Bailiff's1 Hymn—
Brittle and Brief in quality—
Warrant2 in every line—

Sitting a Bough3 like a Brigadier4
Confident and straight—
Much is the mien5 of him in March
As a Magistrate6—

legal officer
legal action
branch of a tree
army officer (British)
appearance
judge


I Heard a Bird Sing

By Oliver Herford

I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December.
A magical thing
And sweet to remember.

"We are nearer to Spring
Than we were in September,”
I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December.

Review the two poems.

How does the structure compare in both poems?


Both poems have two stanzas.

Both poems are about birds.

Both poems use similes.

Both poems use metaphor.

A prompt—executive Bird is the Jay

by Emily Dickinson

A prompt—executive Bird is the Jay—
Bold as a Bailiff's1 Hymn—
Brittle and Brief in quality—
Warrant2 in every line—

Sitting a Bough3 like a Brigadier4
Confident and straight—
Much is the mien5 of him in March
As a Magistrate6—

legal officer
legal action
branch of a tree
army officer (British)
appearance
judge

I Heard a Bird Sing

By Oliver Herford

I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December.
A magical thing
And sweet to remember.

"We are nearer to Spring
Than we were in September,"
I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December.

Review the two poems. What literary device is used to describe the bird in "A prompt-executive Bird is the Jay" that is not used in "I Heard a Bird Sing"? (could it be an Allusion?) PLEASE AND THANK YOU

Allusion

Metaphor

Simile

Hyperbole

2 Answer

  • Answer: How does the structure compare in both poems?

    In the first poem, the author mainly uses similes and in the second the author mainly uses metaphors

    Review the two poems. What literary device is used to describe the bird in "A prompt-executive Bird is the Jay" that is not used in "I Heard a Bird Sing"? simile

    Explanation: While both similes and metaphors compare things, the difference between similes and metaphors comes down to a word. Similes use the words like or as to compare things—“Life is like a box of chocolates.” The difference is that metaphors directly state a comparison—“Love is a battlefield.”

  • The structure of the two poems compared is that are made up of two stanzas.

    What is the structure of a poem.

    This is also used to refer to the lay out of the poem. This is in terms of the rhythm, the number of stanzas that it has and the syllabic beats.

    Both of these poems have two stanzas.

    2. The metaphor is the literary device used in the first poem that is not used in the second.

    What is a metaphor?

    This is likening an object or character as another unrelated character.

    Read more on metaphor here:

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