Browning over-exaggerates the features and beauty of the nature of England almost making them come alive with her use of personification. The poem is very descriptive and also plays on all the five senses. She shows the sense of taste with the use of the word ‘sweeter’ in line 12, ‘ Made sweeter for the step upon the grass’ and also line 20, ‘Fed full of noises by invisible streams,’ the sense of hearing is shown using the word ‘noises.’ Browning also used the repetition to give the reader a sense of continuity. She shows that nature is evergreen and will be omnipresent in this world. This can be seen with the repetition of words like ‘the’ and ‘and’.
How do the poets present the natural world in Plath’s “Manor Garden” and Hughes’ “Thistles”? Nature is shown to be overwhelming in Sylvia Plath’s poem “ The Manor Garden”. Plath uses nature as a platform to discuss the speaker’s insecurities about reproduction. Also, she is able to instantly set the stagnant atmosphere in which she takes the readers on a journey. Plath’s use of language to describe nature affects the readers by portraying nature in a negative light.
------------------------------------------------- Differences and Similarities Between Coleridge and Wordsworth Concerning People's Relationship to Nature Although Wordsworth and Coleridge are both romantic poets, they describe nature in different ways. Coleridge underlines the tragic, supernatural and sublime aspect of nature, while Wordsworth uses anecdotes of everyday life and underlines the serene aspect of nature. In order to imply a connection between nature and the human mind, Wordsworth uses the technique of identification and comparison whereas Coleridge does the opposite in "The Ancient Mariner" and "Kubla Khan". Both admire nature's healing strength and hope that their children will grow up in a natural environment instead of growing up in cities. For Wordsworth nature seems to sympathise with the love and suffering of the persona.
Major Themes The Power of Nature Shelley discusses the power of both seen and unseen nature throughout his entire canon. This is primarily how critics have come to classify the bard as a "Romantic." Due to Shelley's fervid defense of a godless universe, he often turned to the sheer majestic power of the natural world. In the place of religious doctrine he wanted substantiated evidence of reality. Related Poems: • "Mutability" • "Hymn to Intellectual Beauty" • "Mont Blanc" • "Ozymandias" • "Ode to the West Wind" • "To a Skylark" • "Adonais" Atheism The theme of a godless universe cannot be separated from Shelley’s continuous reference to the inspiration he received from Nature.
The Solitari Reaper and I Wandered a Lonely as a Cloud. Two poem talk about beauty. Wordsworth again express beauty in its natural form. He also stated that beauty is not only visible but can be felt by all of our senses. Below two poems that I will discuss in this paper.
Saito’s Argument in “Appreciating Nature on Its Own Terms” Saito’s argument is based upon how we appreciate and view nature on its own terms. Her argument on appreciating nature is separated into many different sub-arguments throughout her paper against the landscape view and the associationist view. I will be discussing and explaining Saito’s view on appropriate aesthetic appreciation by providing examples from her work. Firstly, Saito introduces the differences between nature aesthetics and art aesthetics. When we view and appreciate art, we have a visual experience with the artwork because the viewers can distinguish what the artist is attempting to produce.
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.
In the numerous poems by Robert Frost, his use of nature shows symbolism to the deeper meaning of his poems. “The Road Not Taken”, “My November Guest”, “Mending Wall”, and “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” all contain examples of Frost’s exceptional use of imagery. Symbolism is described as words, objects, or events that have a meaning larger than their definition and/or “an artistic movement in the late 19th century that tried to express abstract or mystical ideas through the symbolic use of images” (Princeton, “Symbolism” 1). The implantation of symbols acts as a guide for the audience, moving their eyes across the page with each customary inclusion. The known is much more comfortable for a person to encounter in poetry, rather than something unseen or unusual.
In the opening line of the poem, MacCraig provides the reader with a simile, comparing the ___________________ to _____________________________. This description is also oxymoronic as lightning is described as ‘tame’, whereas is nature lightning is often wild, explosive and threatening. By comparing ‘straws’ to ‘tame lightnings’, MacCraig gives the impression ………………………………………………… Another descriptive device is given in the run-on line in relation to the straws which ‘ hang …………………..’ which suggests that …………………………………… . In the second line of the first line a simile is used again ‘green as glass’. Here the poet is describing …………………………………………….
What is poetry? One could argue that poetry can serve any number of purposes to a reader including a release of emotions, an exercise of the imagination, or pure and simple entertainment. But one of the most important functions of poetry, at least as viewed by many poets themselves, is that of a lesson on the natural world, life, or human nature, with the poet himself behaving as a teacher or prophet. Many of Robert Frost’s poems focus on the idea of man learning from nature through observations and experiences. His poem, “Mending Wall,” is an excellent example of such a poem.