Comparing Sirens In Odyssey And Margaret Atwood's Siren Song

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Alluring, yet deceiving, Sirens are known as the harmonic femme fatales of the sea in Greek mythology. Both, literature works such as the Odyssey and Margaret Atwood’s “Siren Song” portray the deadly seductresses in different aspects. In the Odyssey, Odysseus, the protagonist who shares his journey in a nostalgic tone, depicted the Sirens as bothersome. However, in the “Siren Song”, the poem was told in a first person point of view; therefore, it was told from a Siren’s perspective in a secretive tone. Importantly, “Siren Song” correspondingly alludes to the Odyssey, due to the major appearances of Sirens and their purposes to tempt naïve sailors to their death. Together, these two poems incorporated contrasting tones and poetic elements full