From diseased trees to a spring flood, everything has a purpose and an intrinsic beauty. “Each species of pine has its own constitution, which prescribes a term of office for needles appropriate to its way of life. Thus the white pine retains its needles for a year and a half; the red and jackpines for two years and a half. Incoming needles take office in June, and outgoing needles write farewell addresses in October. All write the same thing, in the same tawny yellow ink, which by November turns brown.
The poem “Upon wedlock and death of children” written by Edward Taylor. In his poem he describe that death is a natural process and compare it with different aspects of nature. Edward Taylor in his poem, Upon wedlock, and death of Children expresses his gratitude to God on his children birth and does not complain on their death. “Whether thou get’st them green, or lets them seed” meaning that its up to the Lord to decide about a person’s fate. He uses iambic pentameter as the mechanics and his thought flow in an orderly fashion, rhyming at every alternate lines.
Stevens uses the same technique to commence his poem, saying, “There it was, word for word,/ The poem that took the place of a mountain” (1-2). The language used here is reminiscent of the Genesis passage before it. In both cases, the creation of the thing in question is simply spoken into being, and is then observed. During the process of creation, both works appear to pay close attention to the details of their world. In Genesis, it is said, “And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
Moreover, the poems also ask the reader to find the good in their surroundings and within themselves and to appreciate it as much as possible. In Song of Myself, Walt Whitman is regularly seen in nature where he thinks deeply and truly about the things he knows are usually taken for granted. “The sniff of green leaves and dry leaves, and of the shore and dark-colored sea-rocks, and of hay in the barn, The sound of the belched words of my voice loos'd to the eddies
Creations Linda Richmond American Literature How the world was made/introduction A. the beginning of it all B. creation myths of the tribes C. Cheyenne's, Modoc's, and Cherokee's creation myths Cheyenne how the world was made/ Point 1 A. Maheo the all spirit alone in nothingness B. Maheo created a great water, water beings, and a lake bottom and a surface animals and light he willed the bird to fly C. Maheo is still with us he is everywhere watching all his people and all the creations he made Modoc how the world was made/ Point 2 A. Kumokums wondered how it would look if there was something around the water since that was all that was there B. he cut grooves
It also speaks of nature. That begins on your knees means you are praying or asking for forgiveness. Each line has a certain meaning to the writer of the poem. Wild geese represents god in the poem and the clear blue skies represent heaven a safe and quite place. Mary gives a sense of the past.
Frost’s point of view towards nature is very respectful and he appreciates it greatly. In the poem “The Pasture” Robert Frost is doing chores in his farm, but he is with a loved one and is inviting him/her to come along and enjoy nature with him. I believe that this poem has a message, life is too short, and nature’s beauty so fleeting, that we should make an excuse to see it as much as we can. In the poem Frost wants to intrigue the character, to come and watch nature with him. He uses phrases like “I’m going out to fetch the little calf, That’s standing by the mother.
Although the poem identifies “myself” as Walt Whitman, the identity of the speaker is also mythic. Instead of trying to say how unique his feelings and thoughts are, Whitman emphasizes his own self. His ordinary self is so comprehensive that he absorbs each American, past, present, and future. This comprehensive awareness makes the speaker of the poem greater than himself, but it is greatness that he emphasizes to us as readers. Whitman's poem is really long it has a lot of symbolism, imagery, descriptions and whatever else you can name.
He spoke of his belief in the meadow and forest. Thoreau wrote about the air of the mountains feeding the spirit and arousing the senses. Mans thought will be clearer, intelligence will improve, and imaginations will soar (Thoreau 649). John Lame Deer believes that modern life has cut man off from feeling and spirituality. Experiencing the goodness of nature has become hard, because man has made itself a part of it (Lame Deer 687).
He allows the listener to peer into his imaginative thoughts regarding his more specific audience: the Tambourine Man. Dylan uses repetition to his advantage. Through the chronic chorus, the Tambourine Man develops a real sense of infinity. Endless possibilities are present in this character. Listeners may never know exactly whom the Tambourine Man is- which perhaps reiterates the idea that Dylan left room for his audience to limitlessly interpret his metaphorical song.