Greek Mythology Project By: mackenzie goff

The Poem

Summary and Lessons/Values

Eurydice was one of the many descendants of the god Apollo.

She was wedded to Orpheus, a legendary musician and poet.

The poison of the sting killed Eurydice and she descended to Hades immediately.

He to decided address Hades

As the overseer of the underworld, Hades heart had to be hard as steel, and so it was

Orpheus' music was so sweet and so moving that it softened the steel hearted heart of Hades himself.

Hades gave permission to Orpheus to bring Eurydice back to the surface of the earth to enjoy the light of day.

The Modern Allusion to my Myth

The Twilight Saga: New Moon

Although it is difficult to believe this movie is a allusion of Orpheus in Eurydice. Bella, like Orpheus, goes to the Volturi to save Edward despite the danger that may confront her.

Poetry Analysis

In this text I feel that Atwood uses a plentiful amount of connotation. My thoughts on the use of her punctuation, is that her punctuation confuses me, it is out of order and scattered. Another thing that interests me about this poem, is that Atwood uses a ton of figurative imagery.

Tone Analysis

The tone of this poem has a sense of solemness, but it also hints at a tone more towards the emotion of longing, or hoping. For an example in the poem, written by Margaret Atwood, at the very start of it, it simply states "He is here, come down to look for you". This phrase automatically gives the reader an impression of seriousness and solemness. Also at the beginning of the story there is a phrase stated like this, "Equally: a promise: That things will be different up there than they were the last time". This expression gives the reader a feel of hopefulness. Although these are two completely different emotions they combine in a unique way to make the poem beautiful.

Paragraph Response

Every response that I wrote truly helps me grasp a more thorough understanding of the poem. They all fill in some of the things that Atwood maybe didn't go as in depth about. They clear some things up, while organizing the material. They also help me understand the author herself and I understand a little bit more as to why she wrote this and what her thought process was behind it.

Work Cited

Bigdeli, Taraneh. "Margaret Atwood Gives Eurydice a Voice." Magnificata Journal of Undergraduate Nonfiction, Apr. 2011. Web. 14 Dec. 2016.

Carrasco, Lesly. "Modern Allusions." Google Sites, 20 Jan. 2013. Web. 14 Dec. 2016.


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