Joyful Noise - Cicadas and Honeybees Summary & Analysis

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Cicadas and Honeybees Summary

"Cicadas" tells of the joy that cicadas feel as they climb out of the ground after three years of darkness. The sound of cicadas singing begins with a single creature; but quickly the numbers grow as the choir of happy insects celebrate life above ground in the sun's heat. "Honeybees" is told from the perspective of both the worker bee and his queen. The contrast in their lives and their perspectives on the bee life is shown in their descriptions of their particular daily lives. The queen spends her days lounging around or laying eggs, while the worker bees slave away to protect her young and keep the hive prospering.

Cicadas and Honeybees Analysis

"Cicadas" is a joyful poem that gives purpose and reason to the raucous noise made by cicadas in the summer. The poet creates an echo...

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