“The Darkling Thrush” and “In Tenebris I” by Thomas Hardy contains prominent references to nature. The auditory and visual imagery of nature offered in “the Darkling Thrush” has been used by Hardy to convey the mood and setting, while in “In Tenebris I”, they act as It has also been suggested that nature has been a channel for Hardy’s pessimism in his poems. The time in “the Darkling Thrush” is made clear through the use of imagery. Hardy puts forth the image of winter, ‘when Frost was spectre gray’. In the following lines, the winter scenery is captured as empty and darkening.
A poem in which there is an effective use of repetition and sound is Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost. The poem tells a story of a man who only has his horse with him travelling to an unknown destination and trying to avoid the society by staying near the nature. This essay will show how the poet effectively uses repetition and sound to enhance the reader’s appreciation of the poem as a whole. In this poem Frost uses sounds to create a peaceful mood. An example of this is alliteration.
Wallace Stevens’ poem “The Snow Man” is an examination of the observation of nature. With a poet’s hand, he questions whether an observer can see nature with a mind of nature, without confining it to metaphors of human emotion. The speaker of the poem claims that in order to “regard” the winter landscape, “and not to think / Of any misery in the sound of the wind” (ll. 7 - 8), one must “have a mind of winter” (l. 1), and one must “have been cold a long time” (l. 4). In the final stanza, the speaker, who calls himself “the listener”, “listens in the snow” (l. 13) with the reader looking over his shoulder, immersed in the scene as well.
I’m sure that any of you have ever felt that when you are sad you see this sadness reflected on the environment, especially when it starts to rain, or the sky is cloudy and gray. Most of the Frost’s poems show how nature is linked to human emotions. For example, in the poem “Tree at my Window” the speaker expresses the connection between him and the tree outside. He describes it as a close friend who can understand him, and it is a silent witness of his life, and all the problems that he faces. In the third stanza, we read But tree, I have seen you taken and tossed, And if you have seen me when I slept, You have seen me when I was taken and swept And all but lost (9-12) Here the speaker expresses that he has witnessed how the tree has been tossed by the stormy weather, in the same way that the tree has witnessed those negative moments lived by the speaker, the tree is a kind of figure of a silent friend who is always there to hear him any time he needs alleviation to all his problems.
He denotes that “the cloudy foliage lowers” while you find yourself in this forest on the “brink” of death. This use of the metaphor implies that when you are close to death everything becomes unfathomable and you can’t decipher your surroundings. It is as if this ‘foliage’ is smothering you and luring you into death. This could be seen as a positive view towards death from Thomas, as he often found comfort in nature, which involved foliage. It is surrounding him and he feels at peace because he is in a familiar place to him where he feels safe.
By deftly heightening suspense and foreshadowing plot, Edith Wharton explores nature's degeneration ofhuman spirit and vitality. Mr. Gow's quote delves into two integral aspects of the book: how the unrelenting blows of nature corrode, yet intertwine with man's spirit, and how the seasons sculpt human character. In order to comprehend the depth of this quote, it is essential to address the nature of the town itself. The name "Starkfield" symbolically portrays the bleak, harsh landscape of the book. Winter was characterized by "long stretches of sunless cold" while the sky "poured down torrents of light and air on the white landscape."
The Narrator describes the mountain through Inman and his words. “Cold Mountain, all its ridges and coves and watercourses. Pigeon River, Little East Fork, Sorrell Cove, Deep Gap, Fire Scald Ridge. He knew their names and said them to himself like the words of spells and incantations to ward off the things one fears most.” (p.16). Inman is gazing at the mountain, knowing how dangerous his journey is about to become.
After i seached about Sibelius, i figured out the siblius's music came from his surroundings he grew up and his patriotism. Finland where Jean-Sibelius was born and grew up considered as a country of veiled mystery. The country enthrals people by being surrounded by needleleaf trees, rivers and fogs. In Finland belonging to the Arctic Circle, the sun doesn't go up for 51 days in winter. Also, temperature go down to -30℃.
This concept is demonstrated in Robert Frost’s poem ‘Stopping by the woods on a Snowy evening’. The text explores the two moral choices through the persona’s existential crisis; the contemplation of continuing with life, or suicide. During the persona’s “darkest evening of the year” use of emotive language suggests that not only the evening is dark, but also his thoughts and perceptions of life. “But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep.” The anaphora of ‘and miles to go’ suggests that life is endless and meaningless. It suggests that life is endless through the repetition of ‘and’.
Away from town, lost in nature, the ‘idle foam of water falling’ calls, glistening under the ‘calm moonlight’. Only water remains ‘where once men had a workplace and a home. In ‘Aspens’, nature replaces the disappearing civilization; only the trees remain in this shifting world. Aspens continue to ‘shake their leaves’, ‘and it would be the same were no house near’. Thomas offers a journey to a place where nature tries to compensate for the loss of ‘the inn, the smithy and the shop’, the vanishing rural way of living and human presence.