Siren Song

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Ashley Rodriguez- Peralta Ms. Martin English III February 27, 2024 Siren Song Is life a paradox? In the “Siren Song” by Margaret Atwood, the Sirens are three mythical creatures that are half-woman and half-bird from Greek mythology who lure sailors to destruction by the sweetness of their song. The Sirens represent the theme of Manipulation and Deception in this poem because they deceive the sailors into believing they are the only ones who can save them. The siren manipulates them into falling into their trap: death. The poem uses literary devices like paradox, irony, and imagery and tones such as mocking, captivating, and powerful to show how the Siren represents the theme of Manipulation and Deception. To stress the true beauty of the Sirens' song, Atwood provides a …show more content…
It brings the reader to a different position when looking at the issue of virtue and evil. Altering her physical features so that she is like us women and making her vulnerable, Atwood exposes the difficulty of choosing what is essential and what is just alluring beauty. The end stanza with irony and sarcasm by The Sirens, ultimately tricking and outwitting. Tenderness says that her cry is a cry for help, and tenderness is why people usually respond to it. The author, Atwood, underlines the guile of the sirens by portraying their plan in the form of a superficial manner in which they portray themselves as sympathetic and caring by the way the voice of the siren sounds. In the siren's confession of the songs, readers find the essence of an external beauty lure. The siren would deceive you that the song was worth listening to. THE Sirens shows the convolutions of falsehood and dishonesty through such devices as irony and paradox. Atwood shows ethical dexterity and identifies with the subtle and cunning tactics used by the sirens to illustrate what it means to heed a warning against falling into temptation and the cruelty of the