She sought refuge in the hills of England. She was very appreciative. She thought it was wealth. She thought of the undulating land as blessed or sacred as can be seen in parenthesis in line 14, ‘As if God’s finger touched but did not press.’ As a result of Browning’s Evangelist childhood, her poems were filled with biblical allusion. Browning over-exaggerates the features and beauty of the nature of England almost making them come alive with her use of personification.
The excellent word choice of this poem also contributes to the amazing imagery that the author uses. It really appeals to your senses and help you envision what is going on. In this poem, the imagery used is centered around sight. The author uses expressive phrases such as “the grass turns green” and “the pale moon is spread on the translucent curtain” to lucidly describe the setting. The author also uses a lot of literary devices in this poem such as metaphors (“blue green clouds carve jade dragons”), personification (“now he is coming home”- referring to the arrival of spring), and alliteration (“clouds carve”) to further illustrate the
The author takes the time to describe something that is generally pleasant to his eyes, giving a sense of serenity in his tone. The reader can also feel a certain feeling of intimacy between Momaday and the land since he was a Native American: “For my people, the Kiowas, it is and old landmark, and they gave it the name Rainy Mountain.” Everything Momaday sees in the land is positive. When the author uses the term “loneliness” it is only to emphasize the beauty of the land by saying it pushes your imagination
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’.
Imagery is the use of text to form a mental image or feeling. The imagery at the start of the passage is positive, an example being, “It was during their night walks back to the farm that he felt most intensely the sweetness of this communion” (33). By showing us the magnitude of Ethan’s feelings towards Mattie, we can begin to understand how much Ethan treasures their bond. He is overwhelmed by a feeling of “sweetness” on his “night walks back to the farm” with her, which is an example of organic imagery, or imagery that describes an emotion or feeling. In this case, the feeling described is a feeling of “sweetness,” which is a feeling that is associated with calmness and joy.
This setting that one sees in nature, brings on a different state of mind, “from breathless noon to grimmest midnight” (Nature). Freedom from the boundaries of society can occur when one goes to the place where he/she is comfortable. For Ralph Waldo Emerson in the wilderness he “find[s] something more dear and connate than in streets or villages. In the tranquil landscape, and especially in the distant line of the horizon, man beholds somewhat as beautiful as his own nature” (Nature). One is free to be him/herself, with no outside problems; nothing is bogging the self down from freedom.
Therefore the harvest signifies life itself, and the harvest is founded on the fertility of the land. In the poem the narrator was waiting for the amaranths to bloom. This is also based on the fertility of the land. Next, in the poem the author brings upon many points relating to nature that can be perceived as fertility. These things are, “All Nature seems at work”, it says things such as birds and bees, and also states that “a dream of Spring” which spring is the season of new life.
Country in the tile connotes the serenity and peaceful beauty found in it that soothes the viewer. In this poem, the physical journey – a drive in the country, is a catalyst for reflection first on the calmness and sureness of the natural world, and then, dramatically, on death and hopelessness. The poem probably reflects Skrzynecki’s experience of living and working in northern NSW and he appears to be unhappy in this environment. The poet takes a trip to the country and this trip denotes a physical journey as an escape from the reality of life. This physical journey in the country acts as a temporary escape from reality.
In the young and carefree, time has no affect on the mind of the child; however, at a certain age, one will realize that life is too short and that opportunities should be taken advantage of. A.E. Housman's "Loveliest of Trees” teaches this life-changing lesson. With rhetorical devices, word choices, and end rhymes embedded in this poem, Housman is able to successfully communicate in his poem that life is short and a person should live his/her life full of his/her favorite sights. In the first stanza, the speaker describes a beautiful and serene scene that he is enjoying while taking a walk through the forest.
If you have any questions or concerns, please ask! I look forward to working with you this semester! “Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.” John