Compare and contrast how Duffy and Lochhead explore aspects of the natural world in two of the poems you have studied. ‘The Dolphins’ by Carol Ann Duffy and ‘The Beekeeper’ by Liz Lochhead both explore aspects of the natural world very skilfully in their poetry. Their focus is largely similar where it is ‘the man’ in Duffy’s poem and ‘The Beekeeper’ in Lochhead’s who have ultimate control over the animals. However, they express their views in a very different manner, where both work equally well to explore the theme. It is important to examine the title of each poem in order to help appreciate how the poet will portray the theme.
Compare the ways in which Larkin and Abse write about place. You must include discussion of at least 2 poems by Larkin in your response Critics have highlighted the reinforcement of place throughout Larkin’s work of ‘Here’ and ‘Mr Bleaney’. This reinforcement of place highlight’s many aspects to the reader such as impact, relations and attitude. The poem ‘here’ is an extended theme of movement; which is ironic as the title is ‘here’ but yet the reader is never informed of where ‘here’ is. This theme of movement is linked with-in place as the reader ‘swerves’ to the countryside observing ‘skies and scarecrow’s, haystacks, hares and pheasants’ then towards town which is ‘traffic all night north’.
Chelsea Widjaja Warren AP English 3 P 3 29 November 2012 Romanticism Synthesis Essay Romantic literature tends to emphasize a love of nature and a valuing of the common, "natural" man; Nathaniel Hawthorne portrays this theme throughout many of his romantic novels. Throughout his novel, The Scarlet Letter, and numerous of his romantic short stories, the presence of allegory is apparent as the author uses characters and events to symbolize his ideas and concepts. Through his use of allegory he was able to display a deeper meaning of his characters and symbols. Initially, a surfeit of allegory is used throughout The Scarlet Letter; through this, the author is able to establish the relationship between an image and an abstract meaning. One example of allegory in Hawthorne’s novel is when he presents Hester during the first scaffold scene, “… giving up her individuality, she would become the general symbol at which the preacher and moralist might point, and in which they might vivify and embody their images of woman's frailty and sinful passion …as the figure, the body, the reality of sin” (71-72).
Both poems are rich in material, just waiting to be dug up, interpreted, and reinterpreted again. The poet`s different strategies on the usage of images and emotion, and other poetic devices really project an experience to the reader. My purpose is to, step by step, go through various poetic device, present the similarities and differences, convince you that both have similar roots, but also locate where poetic devices of the poems stem apart – particularly highlighting the effect on the child. Both poem`s overarching themes are of paternal, or family, dysfunction. Interestingly in “American Primitive”, the speaker initially purveys a sense of wonderment and admiration towards the father.
Composers make use of distinctive voices within their texts to invoke a reaction and create experiences in the audience to communicate a certain perspective, which may challenge the individual’s ideas and views. The poetry of Banjo Paterson expresses the use of distinctive voices throughout his works. In Paterson’s well known poem, ‘Clancy of the Overflow’ there is a combination of language techniques, such as first person narration, visual imagery, alliteration, and rhythm, that form a distinctive voice that is able to communicate a distinct and underlying meaning to the reader. Similar to the work of Paterson is Christine Anu’s song, ‘My Island Home’ which conveys her strong connection to her homeland, convincing the responder of how beautiful the natural landscape is. Her
One major theme used in the book “Of Mice And Men” by John Steinbeck is nature. This theme is used at both the start and end of the book, for various reasons. Nature is obviously interlinked with imagery, used on a range of occasions in the book. Both nature and imagery are in cooperation with each other to bring up hints of future events, or to create a mood, and even to predestine Lennie’s and George’s future in the novel. In the book there are two main paragraphs in which Steinbeck describes nature, the first paragraph in the first chapter and the first paragraph in the last chapter.
He did this by using conceits, motley of tones, and the use of anaphora, axioms, and allegory to make his writing his own. Thoreau used metaphors throughout almost all his writings. He often used metaphors to help the reader relate to nature and life. Throughout Walden, for example, Thoreau uses the example
Self-Knowledge through Nature seen in Robert Frost’s Poems Nature figures prominently in Frost’s poetry. His poems usually include a moment of interaction or encounter between a human speaker and a natural subject or experience. These encounters end in profound realizations and have significant consequences for the speaker. Engaging with nature, through both manual labor and/or exploration, has numerous results; a few being, self-knowledge, and substantial understanding of the human state. Many of Frost’s poems focus on the act of discovery and realizations and expresses how being engaged with nature leads to development and knowledge.
The Idea of Wilderness My purpose in this essay is to argue that wilderness is seen in different ways by people and so, it is presented in different ways in literary texts as well. The literary texts I am going to be based on are three of those we have read in class; two short stories (Louise Erdrich´s “Fleur” and Sarah Orne Jewett´s “A White Heron”) and a children book (Holes by Louis Sachar). I will make difference between wild people and wild nature since it is possible to appreciate a variety of mixture between those in the stories and so, I think these three stories give us the opportunity to look at them in that way. For that, I will make use of different sources in which there are different opinions of what wilderness means for different eco critics. First, I will watch carefully the wilderness that seems to wear both Erdrich´s character Fleur and Jewett´s one, Sylvia, inside them in the two short stories.
Both poets exploit nature differently in their poems. Whilst Christina uses of nature to convey her feelings towards birthday, Dante uses the natural aspect present in this poem as tool to force the reader to acknowledge the narrator's state of mind. Although, Dante’s poem is entitled a very natural object, Christina’s is more human, however the subject of the poems contrasts these allures. In ‘The Woodspurge’ nature, in the form of the wind, is controlling him: “I had walked on at the wind’s will, / I sat now, for the wind was still.” This generates a sense that nature is controlling Dante and he is seemingly slipping into it, being able to float in the wind without hindrance. However, in ‘A Birthday’, the poet makes it out to seem that nature is simply a reflection of human activity, and the use of similes suggest this.