Daedalus And Icarus By Edward Field

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Daedalus and Icarus is a mythological story that Edward Field placed in modern times. Daedalus is the father of Icarus who was desperate to flee the island so he built them wings with feathers and wax. Daedalus told Icarus to not fly too high or the sun will melt the wax but Icarus forgot about his father's advice causing his wings to collapse and him falling into the ocean and drowning. Edward Field changed the story so that Icarus survived and swam to a modern city. In Icarus, Edward Field puts Icarus in a modern setting by using imagery. To show that Icarus swam to a modern city he had to use words that would spark off senses. A poem does not include pictures so the author has to build an image with his words. "Icarus had swum away, coming
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