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Essay | Savage Literature - Animal Imagery in Literature

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Savage Literature - Animal Imagery in Literature

Summary: Animal Metaphors in literature (specifically relating to Agamemnon by Aeschylus.)
"Quick as a bunny", "Quiet as a mouse", "Sly as a fox", "Wise as an owl", "Elephants never forget" and many more animal similes and metaphors have been used throughout time. Animal behavior and characteristics seem to be able personify certain words, attributes, and feelings. Certain animal metaphors and similes play a big role in the Orestes Play of Aeschylus and other literary works in order to add depth and personality to characters and plots. Animals groups such as reptiles, birds and mammals have certain behaviors that can be used well in metaphors and similes.

Reptiles personify certain characteristics such as sneakiness, deceit, and temptation. Reptiles, particularly snakes, have a sneaky crawl as well as a secretive evil hiss. This gives an air of secrecy and deceit. Snakes also give off a feeling that they could attack and strike at any moment. This...

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