Oct 14 2013

Convincing the animals

Squealer/Napoleon does a really good job of presenting the idea of no problems on animal farm to the other pigs. He uses language devices and persuasive language to do so.
“Surely comrades you wouldn’t want Jones to return?”
Squealer uses many rhetorical questions to refer back to how bad it used to be in the old days. The animals of course are too dumb to remember what it used to be like, so it is not in fact a fair comparison, as he may say that it used to be worse but what he doesn’t state is how bad the conditions are at the given moment. He also speaks to them in simple words, then puts in some complicated vocabulary to make them feel like they know a lot and to raise himself in the hierarchy.

Oct 8 2013

Water poem

Drip, drip,drip:

into puddles and streams;

streams flowing past houses,

of people indoors,

they’re bored out of their heads,

heads filled with the knowledge,

that sometime in the near future,

the rain will subside,

leaving soggy wet soil,

for the men to then work,

work upon till it rains again,

Drip, drip,drip:

in raindrops, in hail stones,

or what form they may take,

the rain will keep going,

to rivers and lakes,

and some place on earth,

will be unlucky enough,

to bear the bright raindrops,

till the heavens subside,