It is clear Virgil portrays a form of love that has a substantial reverence to country and family, while the love found within the pages of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight presents adoration for self-preservation, specifically for the honor of individual prestige. These attitudes differ drastically, yet they also share some common themes, particularly with the suffering that typically accompanies love. Virgil depicts a tone of sincerity and seriousness right from the start of The Aeneid that escalates throughout the poem. He displays some key themes present in Roman literature, and their view on love in the context of duty and country. Virgil establishes the character of Aeneas, a man whose devotion to his mission overcomes his personal desires.
Throughout the poem, every description of Richard Cory is of a prosperous and suave man. The diction carefully avoids any notion of negativity and is elegant until the very end of the poem. The line "he was a gentleman from sole to crown" creates the image that he was a sophisticated and held a powerful presence. The words "And admirably schooled in every grace" further reinforce the belief that he is well mannered and has an enjoyable and welcoming personality. To establish his supposed inner peace, the poem states the Richard Cory "was always quietly arrayed."
Raleigh’s work, rather than a complete antithesis or parody, is written as a literal response, as if Marlowe’s poem was an epistle and Raleigh was writing in return. Written in the same rhyme and meter, the two poems are very similar stylistically. The works are written in a pastoral form, one which idealized simplicity in nature. Emotions expressed in this idyllic setting center on allegory of the peaceful, content life of a shepherd playing music for his flock. The structure and meter of both poems is thus: six quatrains (four line stanzas) of iambic tetrameter (eight syllables or four iambs in each line), with an AABB rhyme scheme in each stanza.
Emerson states that “[He has] enjoyed a perfect exhilaration in nature” (Ralph Waldo Emerson, Pg 2, Line 5). By using the first person perspective in the piece of work, Emerson shows that he has likes to live in the wild and separate from the man-made society. Projecting himself as a person with experience will influence the ethos and make it stronger. Due to the reason that it is a
The cadence in the first two lines creates a soft tone supported by the usage of simple words, however convincing language. The speaker welcomes the audience into the poem as he creates a sense unity, supporting the theme “All humans are from nature, thus we shall all return to nature”. Moreover, “For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.” (line 3). This meaningful line creates empathy within the readers. Atom is the smallest unit that makes up everything in the universe.
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.
The simple subject matters of Where the Sidewalk Ends and The Lamb can be seen to disguise the true complexity and deeper significance of the poems. In Where the Sidewalk Ends, the speaker is constructed as an adult, as demonstrated by the description of children in the third person “For the children, they mark, and the children, they know”. Written in a regular verse form, the speaker is certain of a place better than the gloomy present. He (or she) describes it as a magical dwelling of soft white grass in the swaying of a cool "peppermint wind" during the first stanza. The speaker contrasts this captivating beauty with the second stanza which presents the current situation "where the smoke blows black" and the streets are dark.
AP English 9-23 “I wandered lonely as a cloud” by William Wordsworth has both literal and interpretive SOAPStone’s. The literal subject on the poem is nature (field of daffodils, clouds), but the connotation of the subject is that a person should not be miserable because they have minor problems, in the quote “I wandered lonely as a cloud” (line 1) the speaker is alone but in “a poet could not be but gay” (line 15) explains that the speaker may be “lonely” but he finds/notices the positive rather than the negative. The denotative occasion in “I wandered lonely as a cloud” is romantic because of the poems connection to nature (examples of a connection to nature is the use of words such as “clouds” “vales, hills” and “daffodils”), the connotative is similar to the denotative but it also includes the comparison between people to nature. The literal audience of the poem is the general romantic crowds (mainly in the romantic era), the profound audience are people the speaker wants to notice/appreciate natures positives and beauty, most lines of the poem use personification (in this case human traits to nature within a field of daffodils) in situations that would seem undesirable if used with human figures rather than natural figures such as “daffodils … fluttering and dancing in the breeze”(lines 4-6) which give a pleasant image to the reader. The literal purpose of the poem is to inspire the reader to be outside and enjoy nature, but the deeper purpose of the poem is to encourage the reader to be more optimistic/or look at the positive, when the speaker states that he is lonely he also mentions natures beauty and clarifies “a poet could not but be gay” because of his experience with nature.
‘Return to Nature’: A Study of Arun Joshi’s The Strange Case of Billy Biswas Arvind M. Nawale, Shivaji Mahavidyalaya, Udgir, Maharashtra, India Abstract Billy Biswas, the protagonist of Arun Joshi’s second novel, The Strange Case of Billy Biswas faces the problem of the barren, modern sophisticated society and hanker after the inner peace to be found in harmony with the Nature. In this sense, the novel is a record of a romantic nostalgia for the simple mode of life - the kind Rousseau, Thoreau, Gandhi and Wordsworth talked about. This essay discusses how the novelist expresses his distaste for the money-mindedness of the civilized people leading to the degradation of their souls. Keywords: Arun Joshi, Billy Biswas, Nature The longing for natural mode of existence is no mere fantasy or sentimental whim; it is consonant with fundamental human needs, the fulfillment of which (although in different form) is pre condition of our survival. In this state one can remain pure, sensitive and mystically linked with the Nature, its authentic humanity and instinctive spontaneity.
“Discuss the ways in which Yeats presents his ideas about writing and the audience for his poetry in ‘The Fisherman’ ” The Fisherman appears to epitomise Yeats’s ideal audience as his simple purity is shown through his relationship with nature and the description of his unpretentious clothes in the quote ‘to a grey place on hill in grey Connemara clothes’. The repetition and colour imagery of ‘grey’ highlights how Yeats’s ideal audience does not have superficial qualities as grey is not a superficial colour. For Yeats, it is the fisherman’s inner qualities of truth and art that matter and have meaning rather than the superficial values of his audience. The natural imagery of the fisherman on a ‘hill’ highlights his innocence and purity as he is at one with nature and learns from life experiences. This is what Yeats wanted his idealised audience to be like but in reality, Yeats felt that his audience was corrupted, as they did not understand his art that he spent so long working on.