Nature In Emily Dickinson'S Poem

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A great deal of Emily Dickinson’s poetry bristles with nature. There are frequent references, direct and indirect, to various phenomena of nature. Emily Dickinson wrote on flowers, bees, birds and spiders, on caterpillars and butterflies, on lightening and volcanoes, mountains and daisies, and hundred other things found in nature. In one of her poems Emily Dickinson almost defines her view of nature. Nature is what we see- The hill – the afternoon- Squirrel- eclipse- the bumble bee Nay- nature is heaven. Nature is what we her The bobolink- the se Thunder – the cricket Nay – nature is harmony The most vital lines in the poem “Nature is what we see”/ “Nature is Heaven”/ “Nature is what we Hear”/ “ Nature is Harmony”. Blending these apparently unconnected lines into a sort of definition of nature, we arrive at Emily Dickinson’s attitude to nature; in what we see and hear around us there is not only nature, but nature’s harmony, which is also an image of heaven. This however is an over-simplification of her attitude to nature. We have to examine a few more nature-poems to see whether or not we can deduce any coherent system which may reveal to us the poet’s philosophy of nature. Like many romantic poets, Emily Dickinson had the eye of a creative genius. Thoreau said “there is just as much beauty visible to us in the landscape as we are prepared to appreciate, - not a grain more. The actual object which one man will see from a particular hill top are just as different from those another will see as the beholders are different, we can not see anything until we are possessed with the idea of it, take it into our heads and then we can hardly see anything else”. The beauty that nature holds up is in the beholder’s perspective rather than in nature she. The perception of beauty is purely a subjective experience. Emily Some critics attempt to relate the
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