In ‘How the Mountains drip with Sunset’ Dickenson gives an amazed commentary of the vivid splendour of the process of a sunset. Explore the means by which she communicates this in her poem. Dickenson’s poem ‘How the old Mountains drip with sunset’ gives a personal response to the beauty, grandeur and overwhelming nature of sunset. She communicates her utter amazement to the reader, using beautiful language, description, not always conventional or expected, as with the grammar used, leaving the reader helpless but to share the sense of admiration and awe that Dickenson so clearly feels throughout. Beginning the poem with the word ‘How’ as exclamation, rather than the introduction to a question starts the poem with a strong sense of admiration.
Perhaps her soft delicate skin admires the synthesis of human flesh, and the purity contained in the birth of a human life. Similarly, the background describes a natural landscape full of valleys, mountains and rivers; This too, refers to the beauty of earth and its violent yet astonishing creation. Her clothing holds the same attributes, as the fine craft of fashion dates back to the mind of a creator; Their ideas contested by society, and whether or not their ideas are considered beautiful or not. This painting is special because some believe that this was daVinci's vision of the “ideal woman.” The creation of this idea is beautiful in itself; To formulate a tangible item on what one perceives beauty to be is a wonderful process full of thought and emotion. “Philosophy is the microscope of thought,” a quote from “The Conclusion” by Walter Pater shows that to
Music Appreciation S. Stroud September 28, 2010 Hildegard and Josquin’s Prosperous Lives During the Medieval times, life was hard and Hildegard of Bingen may have lived a hard life, but I was very prosperous and knowledgeable life. Hildegard was the tenth child in her family and her parents believed that the tenth child was a gift from god and should be donated back to the church. So Hildegard lived with the Benedictine nuns. “She is known for being one of the most remarkable contributors to the repertoire of the Gregorian chant.” (Wright) Hildegard was a very enlighten women, not only did she write beautiful chants, but she also started her own Covent by the town of Bingen, Germany, on the Rhine River (Wright). Hildegard was educated by the Benedictine nuns.
This novel was written during romantic times and because Mary Shelley was a romantic writer, and was in favour of nature and God. She makes references to nature and God e.g. life, sky, etc, to promote her romantic ideals. Although the monster is hideous it is still Shelley’s hero. Chapter 4 becomes extremely preoccupied with Victor’s obsession with galvanism; a belief which is thought to be that you can ‘infuse life, into inanimate body’.
The country house is made to seem quite grand as it talks of ‘... gardeners between the nursery shrubs’. It is this peaceful beginning that makes the first line of the next stanza so shocking ‘ I am reading to the insane’ it reads. The language ‘insane’ is very strong and completely rocks the initial atmosphere of the poem. This is not the imagery imagined when thinking back to the first stanza. The rapid change in imagery captures attention, it makes it impossible to not want to know what’s next, it invokes a curiosity of what more surprises Clarke has to offer.
The color red means passion, fire, blood, or God’s love. The meaning of the color purple stands for penance, humility, and melancholy. When the grandmother points out the details of Stone Mountain, “the brilliant red clay banks slightly streaked with purple,” show the meaning of blood and penance (406). The color green stands for Holy Ghost, life, and eternal hope. The detail the grandmother points out is “the various crops that made rows of green lace-work” means there is eternal hope still (406).
Compare/Contrast of Emerson and Whitman After reading Emerson’s passage “The American Scholar”, by Emerson, it really made it apparent that Whitman was heavily influenced by Emerson in his writing of “I Celebrate Myself”. Whitman tried to share his happiness that he was experiencing by making descriptions of how perfect nature is, so immediately I saw a relation with the Emerson excerpts. Whitman, like Emerson wants you to become one with nature, not only by being in nature, but by taking notice and really becoming a part of it, “Have you reckoned a thousand acres much? Have you reckoned the earth much? Have you practiced so long to learn to read?” I feel as if Whitman is saying that everybody has seen a thousand acres, everybody is constantly exposed to the Earth, but do you really experience it?
Novelist Nikolai Gogol was known to his contemporaries and is regarded by the world as a pioneer in Russian literary romanticism. Gogol’s “The Nose” stands as one of his more abstruse novels and exhibits his mastery as a romanticist writer. Evidence of its fundamentally romantic style can be seen in the vivid, embellished imagery, subjective point of view, and supernatural references found throughout the work. For example, Collegiate Assessor Kovalyov turns his attention to the slim girl inside Kazan Cathedral and finds her “bent over to pray like a spring flower” and also observes that her yellow hat is “as light as pastry” (Gogol, 50). The use of similes and metaphors to describe common objects and occurrences is standard in the type of imagery unique to romanticism.
Write about the ways in which Rossetti creates memorable characters in one of her poems. In her poem 'Maude Clare' Rossetti uses contrasts and juxtapositions throughout the poem in order to create memorable characters. In the first stanza, she refers to the bride as a 'village maid' and likens Maude Clare to a 'queen', thus instantly creating the impression that Maude Clare casts ownership over the church with her 'lofty step and mein'. Additionally, the juxtaposition of the Lord being 'pale with strife' and Nell being 'pale with pride' contributes to the naivety of Nells' character by creating the impression that she feels as though she has won the Lord without realising that she does not love her 'best of all'. Furthermore, Rossetti employs reported speech to help create memorable characters as 'Son" Thomas' repeats her names; demonstrating that Maude Clare's presence lingers and that she has make her mark on the newly wed couple.
Emily Dickinson: Nature in her works Alana Wagner English 4800 Oral Presentation 2 Dr. Moores 7 October 2010 One common theme in Emily Dickinson's poetry is nature. This consists of references to trees, flowers and animals. There was apparently a garden near Dickinson's home where she spent much of her time observing nature. Dickinson talks about the joy of nature in Poem 868. She writes she believes flowers and plants grow just for the purpose of bringing smiles to the faces of humans, even if the people have little or no money.