scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 685
Masters of Their Domain The similarities between The Eagle by Alfred Lord Tennyson and Hawk Roosting by Ted Hughes are far more prominent than the differences There is one glaring contradiction between the two poems The hawk is an accomplished killer whereas the eagle is just perched ready for dinner only to kill when he has to Both masters of their domain perched in areas of high surveillance these two very similar birds are portrayed as opposites by the authors The eagle is a laid back silent leader who is on top of his kingdom He is defiantly an aged leader in that the poem talks of his crooked hands also using words like Ringed and wrinkled in describing him I also noticed which I believe is the biggest difference the leadership qualities shown by each bird The Eagle is a silent lead-by-example kind of leader He just sits on his high perch watching and waiting for the next bit of prey to invade his territory Even in that prey is not his big worry he is just taking in his surroundings beauty The azure world wrinkled sea beneath and mountain walls are just a few glimpses into his world that the author gives us to picture On the other hand the hawk comes across as more of an outspoken dictator type leader He has to kill often to show his power where the first as I have stated shows his power in different ways In describing the hawk the author says more of his killing and ways of killing to describe him Rehearse perfect kills and eat and My manners are tearing off heads are just a few of the examples used Another characteristic that jumps out at you about the hawk is the way he describes his surroundings or territory Now I hold creation in my foot and I kill where I please because it is all mine are the two phrases that
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA