Joyful Noise - Water Boatmen and The Digger Wasp Summary & Analysis

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Water Boatmen and The Digger Wasp Summary

"Water Boatmen" describes the effort and determination of this insect as it goes toward the bottom of the pond where they are finally allowed to rest. These hard-working insects are compared to rowers through the use of the names boatmen, cockswain, and oarsmen. "The Digger Wasp" tells of the life of a digger wasp as it prepares for the arrival of its offspring and its coming death. The digger wasp creates a shelter and prepares food for its children that it will never see, hoping the children will realize the sacrifices the parent made for its children.

Water Boatmen and The Digger Wasp Analysis

"Water Boatmen" frequently repeats the word "stroke" for many reasons. First, this repetition creates the rhythm of the insects' oars as they slice through the water. It also reflects...

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