The four basic topics in which Bryant wrote nature poetry were landscapes, flowers, romance, and religion. Albert McLean quoted, “Bryant’s work is often though of as domestic and natural harmonies with not much depth. He proves people wrong with his engagement with landscapes that suggest anxiety that constantly threaten to disturb apparent tranquility” (Meyer 196). Bryant admired the beauty of the land in America and wrote numerous poems related to it. “The Prairies” is a poem that represents Bryant’s response to landscapes in the United States (McLean 23).
As I followed a creek, I heard small noises in the brush. While the day grew darker I got tired and was a little scared but I decided to sleep for the night in the forest. I found a nice quiet and cozy spot. Hidden under trees there was a hole on the ground like a hidden camp spot with grass. It was like magic had appeared where I could take a nice rest.
In The History Teacher there was no rhyme scheme, it was a free verse poem with no set amount of lines in each stanza. Instead, Wilbur uses many allusions. For example, he mentions the Ice Age, Stone Age, Spanish
His poem captivates his readers or listeners and sends them on a fictional road that describes how each situations outcome may be altered by the choices being made and how a conclusion will be different every time. Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken” illustrates the act of choosing and dealing with life’s “speed bumps”. According to the author of Journey into Literature R.Wayne Clugston, “Robert Frost’s lyrical style and masterful use of ordinary language and rural settings made his poetry delightful. Building on delight, he engaged in ironic inquiry to give expression to complex ideas and questions that define the human spirit” (as cited in Clugston, 2010, section 2.2) “The Road Not Taken” is easily comprehended because most people experience this identical state of mind dealing with day to day issues. Is this right or wrong?
In the poem “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”, Robert Frost is able to convey the quiet beauty in nature through his imagery and descriptive writing of the quiet woods. Using his carefully selected descriptions, Frost is able to bring the reader into the role of the traveler, and express what the traveler is seeing and feeling. The third stanza of the poem is a great example of this use of imagery, Frost writes, “He gives his harness bells a shake/ To ask if there is some mistake. / The only other sound's the sweep/ Of the easy wind and downy flake” (8-11). In this quote, Frost is able to bring to life the quiet beauty of a snowfall by describing the sound of the soft hush that falling snow creates.
Blackberry-Picking The poem, “Blackberry-Picking”, by Seamus Heaney is a non-judgmental and nostalgic look at the past. The clear differences and vivid sensory imagery enclosed between the first two stanzas, create an allusion of youthfulness, lust, and hope through metaphors and similes of his memories as a child growing up on a farm in the Irish countryside, but then end in the reality and disillusion of the rotting blackberries. This leads to the theme that events in life that are driven by desire, are only kept alive in the moment, but fade over time leaving only memories and dissatisfaction. The first stanza is an expression of his youth through the symbol of blackberry picking representing inner hope and desire. The joy that Heaney had as a child came to light as he “ate the first one and its flesh was sweet like thickened wine,” emphasizing the desire that came with picking and eating blackberries, which compares to the great taste of drinking wine.
Although perils may present themselves, they remain distant, and, in the end, there truly is “good in everything” (II.i.17). This passage, more than any other in the play, presents the conceits of the pastoral mode. Here, the corruptions of life at court are left behind in order to learn the simple and valuable lessons of the country. Shakespeare highlights the educational, edifying, and enlightening nature of this foray into the woods by employing language that invokes the classroom, the library, and the church: in the trees, brooks, and
By expressing a point of view through the use of a character, Eliot fulfills another requirement of a dramatic monologue. Some scholars argue this as a free verse poem bearing no resemblance to Eliot’s life. Splitting the work into three stanzas, Eliot correlates the poem to his life as follows: unhappy marriage and life, a journey from his troubling beginnings, and in the end finding enlightenment through religion. This reveals that “The Journey of the Magi” is much more than a simple bible story regarding the Three Wise Men. Upon first inspection of reading the poem, the reader might develop a sense that Eliot’s is only writing about the journey of the three Magi trying to reach the baby Jesus.
My Happy Place There are certain places people like to go to get away from it all the stress that comes with life. Some may find their favorite peaceful place in the shade under a tree, or playing a sport and being physically active. My favorite place to be when life is starting to get to me is at work. I work on a little farm called Silver Maple Farm in a tiny town called Jackson. Driving through Wisconsin, other than the big cities like Milwaukee, all there is are little farm towns.
The topic of this poem is the abstract images of Mother Nature. I believe that the themes of this poem are loneliness, her experiences with nature and her art as a great writer. In her poem she refers to us as countrymen because we are living in Mother Nature’s land. The second poem I analyzed was “We Outgrow Love”. This is a short poem, but gives the reader a sense of how true it is the way we put important things away in life and we get them out when we are ready for them.