She complains about having to sing the same old boring song and asks for help in escaping. Her books have received critical acclaim in … Historical Context to Siren Song. The poem’s siren feels trapped in her role and wants to get out but lacks the will to change. She’s very clever here and almost seduced me. of fear and gather in a throng, for no man can resist the song of sirens luring them to come, and run their ships into the rocks by chasing the enchanted … It was written in 1974, and can be found in Atwood’s collection entitled You Are Happy.
I love the idea of mermaids and whereas I'd like to imagine them more like Ariel and nice I believe they would be more vicious and indifferent. 'Siren Song' - the Sirens had the top halves of women and the bottom halves of birds and they were said to sit on their island and sing so beautifully that anybody who heard them would jump overboard and then they would eat these men - they were always men who did this. The cry went round the ship as swift as if they'd sighted home and every sailor felt the grip. Text: Intro music: "The Basement Strut" by The Whole Other Photos in order of appearance: 1. Sirens! Before Siren Song can be analyzed, its historic context is important. More About This Poem Siren Song By Margaret Atwood About this Poet Regarded as one of Canada’s finest living writers, Margaret Atwood is a poet, novelist, story writer, essayist, and environmental activist.

Loved this verse.

The song invades his mind and thoughts, So beautifully demonic.

The poem itself describes the sirens, who have origins in Greek mythology, particularly from Homer’s Odyssey. This complaint and appeal for help IS the siren song.
and definitely not as pretty as we imagine. Really good poem, about a siren/mermaid.