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Vultures by Chinua Achebe and Night of the scorpion by Nissim Ezekie, both use lunguistic and structural techniques to relay the message being brought forward by the poem.

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How is language and structure used within 'Vultures' and one other poem to bring the message across to the reader? "Vultures" by Chinua Achebe and " Night of the scorpion" by Nissim Ezekie, both use lunguistic and structural techniques to relay the message being brought forward by the poem. Within "Vultures" we are presented with an active comparison between the evil of an human and the evil of a vulture. Similarly within "Night of the scorpion" we are also presented with an animal personifying evil bringing forward true feelings and beliefs of an community. Within "Vultures" Achebe uses Language in order to carry the message being brough forward, pathetic falacy is used in order to create a atmosphere for the reader, this is shown through "greyness.....drizzle" this creates an eiry atmosphere creating a ...read more.


of fears coming to life, this may alert the reader adding to affect brought forward by the upcoming pathectic falacy, thus amplifying the message being brough forward to the reader. Achebe describes the vultures in a gastly way with them holding features such as "gross feathers/ telescopic eyes" and with the vultures picking "eyes...of corpse" this disgusts the reader, with it creating a horrendous images in the reader mind, On the otherhand the reader is giving another disgusting description of the comandent this is shown through him being described with having: "hairy nostrils...stench of human roast clinging to him" this also creates a negetive image in the readers imagnation creating links between the two showing the similarities, the use of this increases the readers understanding if the message. ...read more.


The structure within "Night of the Scorpion" also holds a great importance in order to relay the message being brough forward, the structure is free verse which backs up the point that was stated above the use of free verse shows the lack of structure within the communuty and how their believes can clash under stressfull circumstances, this signifficantly contributes to the message being brough forward to the reader. "Vultures" is also written in free verse with the vultures and the comandant being on seoerates sides this symobolises the diffeence in their appearences ; aksi their similarities in the way they act with them bith commiting fellenous acts, however the vultures do this for survuval whereas the comandent has a choice in the matter but still shooses to do this. The use of all these linguistic and structural techniques used by the pots make the poems messages clearly understood by the reader. ...read more.

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