What I noticed in Doyle’s style of writing is that there are a lot of imagery and sensory being used to convey his message across. What is happening in the final paragraph, it ends with a depressing tone. The essay eventually changes over from it starting to talk about the hummingbird to the blue whale and then ending it with talking about the human, by the way Doyle goes into depth describing and analyzing each of the creatures to the finest detail possible. Then implies somewhat a personal twist, or some form of personal connection to the human portion of the essay.
In Doyle’s writing I notice a heart to heart comparison of what he is analyzing his life after. Living to fast can make you die young. But living slowly can make you heart fail. Today teenagers don’t make foundation’s to help communities or ourselves, teenagers simply seek revenue. What stood out most to me in the analysis of his essay is the whale. In general message of the essay you think about the animal’s small or big heart. The essay analyzed the comparisons and differences of a whale and woodpecker’s heart. The significance of life as a human is the common similarities; humans die from a enlarged heart all the time and from heart problems. The woodpecker in the story is similar to humans, when they have a heart attack. Human’s heartbeats too fast causing it start to overdue its normal beating speed. The whale has an enormous heart, the beating is normal not the same pace as a humans.
I believe that this essay could be considered as a personal essay, because there are many key points / aspects that we as the readers can make various connections to human behaviors as well as can make a personal connection to the emotional aspects too. For example, “When young we think there will come one person who will savor and sustain us always; when we are older we know this is the dream of a child, that all hearts finally are bruised and scarred, scored and torn, repaired by time and will, patched by force of character, yet fragile and rickety forevermore, no matter how many bricks you bring to the wall.” This quote everyone could relate to because, at least almost everyone in this world has faced heartache, a broken pride, shattered dreams, a moment of disappointment or even a moment where they had to protect themselves from being hurt again.