The Conference of the Birds Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Sufi texts#Farid ad-Din Attar
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Essay Topic 1

Discuss the hoopoe. Who is the hoopoe? Who does he represent? What imagery is associated with him? What are his characteristics? Why is he important to the book?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the actual conference of the birds. What was the purpose of the conference? What did the birds learn about the journey that they were to go on? Why does this journey parallel one that can be seen in anyone's life?

Essay Topic 3

The introduction of the book describes Attar's favorite literary device as the anaphora. Address the following in a paper: What is an anaphora? Why did Attar choose to use the anaphora? What purpose did the anaphora serve in the book? Give multiple examples of anaphoras used in the text and describe their use.

Essay Topic 4

The introduction of the book defines the use of metaphors as not typical of what an English reader...

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