The Sirens

Gabe Broyles and Cameron Easter

The Sirens from the Odyssey

Summary-Circe warns Odysseus about the dangers he will face at sea. One of these is the Sirens. In the adventure of the Argonauts, Jason and his men faced the danger of the Sirens with the help of the singing of Orpheus. Odysseus has no Orpheus to drown out the lovely voices, so he orders his men to stuff their ears with wax and tie him to a mast so he can't escape, but can still hear them singing. This painting shows the sirens as beautiful women-birds who fly to their prey instead of luring them from afar.

Poetic Technics

Simile-" Circe left me taking her way like a great goddess up the island ", "There for you are to tie me up, tight as a splint"

Imagery-" and their green shore all sweet with clover", " I carved a massive cake of beeswax into bits and rolled them in my hands until they softened no long task"

Diction-" Crave" =desire, "massive"=huge

Some main Characters!!!

Trilogy - Siren Song