A drive in the country A drive in the country is poem written by Peter Skrzynecki. This poem relates to inner journey but significantly relates to physical journey as it is a poem that involves different types of obstacles and movement to new places. The poet has used descriptive language, visual imagery and many more techniques to make his poem more effective. This poem is about the poet’s experiences and they affected him. The poet is suggesting that the natural world has so much more to offer than the one he is currently enduring.
Bri’Onna Frank AP Literature 5th period 11/15/11 Poem Analysis The poem “Lost Brother” by Stanley Moss is about the juxtaposition of the human race and nature, and reveals that even with varied traits and genes/cells, we are all bonded with life. The speaker in the poem is an individual who identifies them self with nature such as an environmentalist. An individual who looks to protect the land, even after “four thousand eight hundred sixty- two years,” though once destroyed they are emotionally “pained.” The diction provided implores the identity of the speaker being contrasted with that of trees, such as “our mother”, implicating they are of the same being. The speaker is addressing other environmentalist with the purpose of imploring them to enjoy the nature around them before the land and they too are “cut down” by a “bag of wind”. This implicates a theme of life, in the sense of living life to the fullest before it is too late.
"Graveyard flowers who spoke softly of the names of the dead," written in "The Scarlet Ibis," hinted that there was a nearby graveyard filled with deadly air. In "The Summer of Two Figs," the fabric originally meant for a party dress that ended up turning into a shroud, allowed one to sense that a dead organism was lurking nearby. The statement "evil lurking around the perimeters of the homesteads," not only represented a horrid feeling of death, but also created a sense of dread and dismay for the place being described. When James Hurst mentioned in both paragraphs that summer had started and was going to soon end, he indicated that there was a life about. In the life presented, there would be a beginning, and an end.
Question: How has your understanding of the concept 'The Wild' been enhanced through your study of your class texts’? The concept of nature is how nature has the ability to be seen as a source of inspiration, reflection and renewal. The concept is profoundly displayed through the persuasive literature of poems and visual emotive effects of films. Ultimately the texts have reshaped, translated and revolutionised the concept of nature. Nature through diverse texts is deeply analysed and the concept is challenged and explored making personal, social and political comments on nature through strong, persuasive techniques and understandings to shape the reader’s view.
Nature The earth is full of this beautiful nature. Surrounding ourselves with amazing creatures, plants, and much more. Just how there is so much in nature that we have and enjoy there is also the taking care of it and appreciating it more than usual. There are three authors who wrote and really pointed out their own nature. Seeing by Annie Dillard, An Entrance to the Woods by Wendell Berry, and The Courage of the Turtles by Edward Hoagland are essays written for the purpose to identify and search the meaning of what nature really is to them.
Essay Question: Discuss how the distinctively visual conveys distinctive experiences in at least two of Stewart’s poems set for study and one other related text of your own choosing. Mankind’s interaction with nature has created new experiences, experiences of like no other. These experiences change mankind’s understanding of life around them. This new understanding ultimately changes their perspective of life and thus changing themselves. The distinctively visual in Douglas Stewart’s poems convey a lasting impression of nature and mankind by creating vivid images of Australian fauna and flora through the use of language techniques.
When the speaker says, “Fifty springs are little too room”, (8) the writing gives a tone and a sense of hurriedness to the reader. “About the woodlands I go/To see the cherry hung with snow” (7-8). These two lines are parallel to the first stanza. The speaker is declaring that he will go both in the spring and in the winter. The fact that the speaker is seeing the cherry trees more often helps Housman’s idea that a person should see his/her favorite items more than once in the short amount of time left.
It is also a dialogue which many of Wordsworth’s poems are. The last aspect of similarity is the prevalent references to nature, which this essay is going to focus on. | | | | Being a romantic poet this poem is obviously romantic. It is about the difference between young and old and the frailty of the old man compared to his vigorousness in his childhood. Education is also a part of the romanticism and the old man teaches the young boy his knowledge.
The general idea of each poem is Seamus Heaney as a child going out into the countryside collecting samples of nature, either blackberries or frogspawn and storing or displaying his findings until they grow up or rot. In Blackberry Picking Heaney also writes about how year after year he picks and stores blackberries when in the back of his mind he knows that they won’t last forever, or as long as he would like them to. Death of a Naturalist explores the idea of growing up and when he returns to the place he collected the frogspawn he feels threatened by adult frogs. The voice is the poet as a child describing and recalling childhood memories and experiences Occasionally the voice of a child comes though as well to show his childish points of view and opinions, in Blackberry Picking Heaney says, ‘It wasn’t fair…’ An adult would not say this. I like the way Seamus uses this technique because it helps you to believe that he is experiencing the moment as an immature child, instead of an adult looking back.
Then the anticipation of cutting open the first pumpkin and scooping out the slimy insides with bare hands before the face is carved and the fact that the holidays will soon be here. Don’t forget the fall season also brings us that one more hour of sleep in the mornings when we turn the clocks back. Fall is a much needed break that brings many anticipated family traditions such as: pumpkin picking, apple picking, family hay rides, and long awaited holidays. Fall appeared that first morning you step outside and feel the crisp, cool wind in your face. Fall is when leaves start changing from the dull green color into vibrant yellow, orange and red colors.