The four featured animals from the fairy tale The Bremen Town Musicians, posed one atop the other: a rooster, cat, dog, and donkey.

The Rhetoric of Description:
Embodiment, Power, and Playfulness
in Representations of the Visual

Margaret Price and
Erin Kathleen Bahl

Illustrations by Erin Kathleen Bahl

Read by Erin. Audio length: 1:18.

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A rooster in a tree spies a house in the distance

Brief description: "A rooster perches at the top of a tree, spotting a brightly lit house in the distance. The rooster's speech bubble contains an image of the house; at the foot of the tree, a dog, donkey, and cat all look up expectantly."