Flower Fed Buffaloes by Vachel Lindsay Essay
The verbal techniques used to portray this theme are the quote and the engraving on the last image. Firstly, the quote reads “is swept away by …show more content…
The line “wheels and wheels and wheels spin by” is in a grey block font. The colour grey is used to show the monotony and receptiveness of the industry, which is what this line represents. Also, it is not done by hand to further solidify the theme of urbanisation and relate back to the meaning of the line.
Other visual techniques used are the images. There is not one dominant image; however, each image is related to one another. Firstly, the girl represents the buffaloes (and to some extent, the Native Americans). Secondly, the grass and flowers represent, typically, nature, and the changes it undergoes as well. Also, the line “wheels and wheels and wheels spin by” is specifically related to these images, as the continuity of this quote highlights the on-going change due to urbanisation; which is represented by the changing images of the girl. The first image is a baby girl clutching a bouquet of flowers, standing in lush green grass filled with flowers. The girl now is representing