By Jeff Corwin
Well known tv host Jeff Corwin takes readers on a gripping trip around the globe to satisfy the animals threatened via extinction
It's no mystery that our planet is in concern. Environmental threats corresponding to weather switch, pollutants, habitat loss, and land degradation threaten the survival of millions of plant and animal species. In a hundred Heartbeats, Jeff Corwin offers an pressing portrait of the natural world teetering at the brink.
From the forests slipping away underneath the stealthy paws of the Florida panther, to the enormous panda's plight to climb ever greater within the mountains of China, Corwin takes you on an international journey to witness firsthand the serious country of our flora and fauna. alongside the way in which, he stocks inspiring tales of battles being waged and received through the conservationists at the entrance strains of protection.
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IOO), and similarly the souls of the suitors are like bats (Od. 6). The most frequent examples of this use of the simile reinforce the action of the giants or monsters in the Odyssey. The giant wife of the Laestrygonian king causes horror, and the Laestrygonians spear the Greeks from the sea like fishermen (Od. II3 and I24). The Cyclops dashes out the brains of these diminutive Greeks as though they were puppies, eats them as a lion eats its prey, and sets a huge rock in place at his cave door as easily as a man places a lid on a quiver (Od.
Odysseus on the night before his revenge mulls over the coming day rolling from side to side (Od. 25). These are Homer's ways of showing several specific human feelings or emotions. In the two poems there are at least four alternative methods. He could state the emotion directly; he could modify the individual theme with a simile; he could describe the character's physical movements; or he could have the character tell his own emotions. The choice of method does not seem based on the narrative value of the event, thus the anger of Antinous is told in the same words as Agamemnon's anger, but the importance of the two angers to the larger narrative is vastly different (Od.
The addition of a simile could be one alternative method of pairing two wellknown heroes and making them focal points for the immediate narrative. Meetings and confrontations occur throughout both poems, and the alternative means of stressing such meetings are infinitely varied. There are several scenes in which the poet uses a simile or a series of similes to emphasize the coming confrontation of two major figures. Perhaps these meetings were well known from the tradition of epic song, or perhaps the poet wanted to use such figures to center his narrative momentarily.