In the 19th-century New World, romanticism in the field of visual art was widely viewed in terms of two main subjects: nature and man (Strickland, 2007). In particular, nature and landscape were utterly synonymous. Cole’s painting evidently depicts a picturesque image seen in the Connecticut River in the time of the romantic artist. The masterpiece clearly shows trees, shrubs, waters, and other images visible in the natural landscape. Further, the landscape painting is portrayed like a picture-postcard perfect, a characteristic of American romanticism.
Darryl Smith Prof. Malachuk English 532 21 Oct. 2011 Thoreau's Ideologies of the Natural and Albert Bierstadt's The Rocky Mountains, Lander's Peak The Rocky Mountains, Lander's Peak, 1863 Albert Bierstadt (American, 1830–1902) Native Americans in their natural surroundings are introduced in Albert Bierstadt's portrayal of The Rocky Mountains, Lander's Peak. This portrait shows a direct relationship with Henry David Thoreau's sense of an intellectual and spiritual enrichment of nature, which is also demonstrated by the Native American customs. Bierstadt's painting catches the essence of Thoreau's life works. I will identify two ways Bierstadt and Thoreau are similar in their representations of Indians: one, in the Indians themselves, two in the relation of Indians to water. Thoreau's imagination, or enlightenment from the Indian, is in these two ways visualized in Bierstadt's The Rocky Mountains, Lander's Peak.
Personification is a clear indication of this relationship between writer and reader; "faintly belching bogs." Belching, a personal quality, adds to the tone of the poem to provide a consistent human to earth, natural theme. Signs of alliteration are
The authors Bradley John Monsma and William L. Fox share many intensions when it comes to human’s expression of nature. In each of their essays there is a main concept of human expansion into nature to seek a new perspective to gain appreciation for the beauty of our surroundings, and to comprehend whether we have a responsibility to step in, but both Monsma and Fox use different tools to provide the reader with this idea. While Monsma uses imagination to get a new perspective on nature Fox goes beyond that and uses a true physical connection with nature. In each essay gaining a new perspective on our surroundings helps us build a better relationship with the environment and each author portrays that using the same idea, but have a different way of proving their point. While in my own experience I found it extremely difficult to just use my imagination to try and find a new perspective on things.
While Darwin demonstrates how closer adaptation to environment refines life, Smiles advocates self-help and the spirit of personal responsibility as a source of advances and improvement. He addresses to a popular audience to show the best way to take advantage of the changes that happened with the Industrial Revolution. In Smiles' lifetime, the Old Poor Law was characterised by paternalism, that is to say that people in power were responsible for their workers. Thanks to the Old Poor Law, people in poverty were provided out-relief in addition to their wages. However, with the beginning of the Industrial Revolution in the 1830s, capitalism became the leading system.
Danielle Maxwell Aldo Leopold Land Ethic Aldo Leopold is one of the most well know environmental writers and activist of the twentieth century. Although he has produced many works on conservation and the environment, his most famous is A Sand County Almanac. A Sand County Almanac gives the reader a vision of the world through Leopold’s eyes. A world of beauty, complexity, and interconnections, where humans are but one piece of the puzzle. Not only does Leopold accentuate the beauty in the natural world, he highlights the terrible consequences of an industrial society along with his opinions on how things should change to save the natural world.
Wordsworth’s conveying of ideas which were fundamental to the Romantic era depicts his poetry as being influenced to a great extent. Being one with nature is explored by Wordsworth’s in his revealing poem titled ‘The Daffodils’. From the very first line of his renowned masterpiece Wordsworth captivates his audience with the simile “I wandered lonely as a cloud”. The comparison of his self to an incredibly isolated aspect of nature is made use of to set the overarching tone of the poem from the beginning. Furthermore, this comparison makes obvious to the responder that he considers himself to be one with nature.
Kim clearly differentiates both ecological literary criticism from Ecotheology in this piece of writing. This provides the reader with helpful understanding of each of their perspectives. He comments that ecocritiscm ‘tries to formulate the meaning of nature by examining the materiality of nature and the interdependence of mankind and nature sometimes within the context of anthropocentrism’. Whereas an ecotheological perspective ‘professes the
Composition: Analysis In the selection of literary terms provided recently, they have been focusing on figurative language terms such as similes, metaphors, hyperboles, personification, etc. In the essay “Education” by Ralph Waldo Emerson, there is a lot of figurative language being used to advance his essay. In Emerson’s essay, there are varying uses of figurative language from the metaphor, to the simile, to personification. First, his use of the personification. When he states that, “Nature loves analogies, but not repetitions” (Emerson) he is using personification.
colm Jan. 22nd, 2009 Mr. Pactor Lit. 2000 Walt Whitman and Imagery Imagery is a main concept in all of Walt Whitman’s poetry. He uses imagery to explain how he feels and to convey what he thinks is important. But what does he describe to show all of his emotions? The most frequent imagery that he uses is nature and all of the natural objects that surround him.