Leaves of Grass has been translated into French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, and Chinese, and selections of his poetry have appeared in every major language." (Folsom and Price) America is often referred to as the "melting pot" for many cultures by historians everywhere. (Folsom and Price) Whitman's works embrace the idea for a diverse America. However, "Whitman was not interested in developing multiple cultures in the United States but instead in helping to realize one culture, a complex yet unified and distinctive people." (Folsom and Price) His works will continue to give hope to others for generations to come, making Walt Whitman known as the "poet of
The narrator than continues describes a tradition in Sicily, where planting of a tree represents the birth of a child, because the earth has "one more life to bear". The narrator claims that he would have followed this tradition. However instead he is in the cold on his knees planting the sequoia, the native tree of California. With the tree he plants a lock of hair and an infant's umbilical cord. Only now in the middle of the poem does the narrator express that he is burying his son and reconnecting him with the elements of nature.
He fought in many wars like Lord Dunmore's war, the Revolutionary war, War of 1812, and while in the governors office he led Ky. militia in the battle of the Thames. It is believed that Kentucky's state motto by John Dickinson " United We Stand , Divided We Fall", was picked because of his fondness of the Liberty song. It is believed that the first white man to Kentucky was John Finley in 1767. Finley an adventurous woodman and hunter after his trip to Kentucky he went back home. Where he told Daniel Boone and their neighbors about this " wonderful land" with such enthusiasm it lead Daniel Boone and others to visit what Finley called " God's Own Country".
Seeing by Annie Dillard, An Entrance to the Woods by Wendell Berry, and The Courage of the Turtles by Edward Hoagland are essays written for the purpose to identify and search the meaning of what nature really is to them. Nature is something that this planet is always going to have, but depending how well it is taken care of then hopefully the future can see what is being seen today. Dillard describes many situations
The 1972 Federal Water Pollution Control Act cemented many of the Corps’ regulatory functions in the nation’s wetlands. Since then, the Corps has been relied upon by the nation to deliver hurricane flood protection as well protection from other natural disasters. On top of that, the Corps has
Also, in this poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson, there is also a symbol that I think is important. I believe the river that is being talked about in this poem is referring to an overall life. Life, and so does the river, goes on and is free flowing. This symbolism is very magnificent and has a very high meaning. The theme of this poem can be numerous things depending on the thinker.
Abstract Nature and nurture debate has become a big issue tackled since long decades up to present times because of many factors contributed to human development either through inherited genes or environment influences. In fact, after many researches and studies all conclude that we as human being are the product of not only of genes inheritance but by our environment factors as well. In the article "nature, nurture: not mutually exclusive” the psychologist, Robert Plomin, demonstrates that most human behaviors are directed by nature and nurture, he considers them to be two sides of one coin , and added that each participates a partial role in designing human behaviors and experiences. Accordingly, in his book Psychology, David G. Meyers states " our genetic predisposition help explain both our shared human nature and human diversity.” Besides, genes influence not only the behavior but the environment as well as , Thomas Bouchard in the article “Nature, nurture: not mutually exclusive” Says “twins and adoption studies have established that most traits and behaviors are partially influenced by genes”. He wanted to clarify that a solid interaction is cemented between nature and nurture when genetic factors affect the person's behavior, attitudes, experience and his life expectations as well.
The light has lit up the whole forest and there is track which guides the child to a” starry creek bed” which shows us that with time the iron bed mentioned in the first stanza “in an iron bed close to the wall” which is where childhood has been sleeping and it has now grown old and rusty which the poet reveals to the reader through the onomatopoeia “creek”. Now the child has reached a utopian world where like the Childs mind there are no boundaries and it is a free country. But here we find the presence of the poet’s voice and ideas taking the lead at this point of the poem. This is because as a child one’s world is very small and confined and the thought of a never- fenced country is not something she/ he would desire as she/ he has not yet seen the darker side of the world. Thus it is the poet here who wishes to see a free country where he further wishes that all animals live together and love each other.
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.
In Southey’s poem “The Cataract of Ladore”, he fuses a forceful and anarchic perspective of the prodigious Ladore River in Great Brittan with a rhyming poem for children. Much like the course of the actual river, Southey’s articulates the same rhythm, powerful, turbulent movement, through the use of gerunds and onomatopoeia, and striking images to replicate the same up roaring sounds and unchecked pulse of the Ladore. The rhythm of “The Cataracts of Ladore” creates an euphonic experience. The poem inspired composer Gerhard Richter to write a solo instrumental named after the poem with the same powerful, captivation of the song’s rhythm (Score Exchange). The poem presents a cascade of motion and sound down the stream, “Swelling and sweeping"(Southey line 37), and “showering and springing"(Southey line 38).