Analysis of “To Paint a Water Lily” It is often seen in Literature that poetry is used to express the appreciation the author feels for the elements in nature. Ted Hughes uses the poem “To Paint a Water Lilly” to express his views on nature. In this poem, the speaker examines the complex facets of nature by illuminating the challenges he faces as an artist in capturing its essence. When he looks upon the scene before him, he sees a vibrant microcosm of constant movement and activity, disguised by the placid stillness of the water lilies that drift at the surface of the pond. As an artist, he knows that to paint the water lily and do it justice requires more than a simple depiction of the plant itself.
This technique leaves the reader feeling elevated, empowered and able to develop a strong sense and understanding of the message of the poem. Noonuccal of Oodgeroo tribes’ poem ultimately shows how nature can provoke reflection and inspiration. In this poem, to reflect, inspire and provoke change towards man’s destruction of the
His word choice emphasizes his point that poetry shouldn’t mean anything more then what it already says. MacLeish fosters synonyms such as “mute” and “dumb” or “silent” and “wordless” to reinforce his simplistic philosophy that poetry should be. Aside from the author’s choice of words, the repetition used in Ars Poetica further highlights various aspects of poetry. Often the speaker wishes to reveal to his reader the impression that poetry should be something felt or “palpable” as he expressed it. Nearing the end of the poem, MacLeish creates a complete view of poetry after saying that “a poem should be equal to: not true” and “a poem should not mean but be”.
He would use anaphoras to make whatever he was talking about stick to the reader’s thoughts. For example, when he was talking about the government in Civil Disobedience “It does not keep the country free. It does not settle the West. It does not educate.” Thoreau would also use plenty of axioms in his writing; in the last chapter of Walden he wrote “Things do not change; we change.” A collection of allegories were used in Thoreau’s style too; he would allude to various religious and historical events in his writings. Like the “Battle of the Ants” representing the wars that were going on.
I think simplistic thoughts, infantile thoughts, thoughts of a true transcendentalist. While running I found myself. Emerson and Thoreau’s writing both include transcendentalist views in nature, politics, and self. However Emerson’s writing style, in comparison to Thoreau's, tends to be more metaphorical and conservative when supporting his unique ideals of Transcendentalism, while Thoreau's is more straightforward and radical. When Emerson describes his views of transcendentalism in nature he has a propensity to be allegorical in his quotes as opposed to Thoreau, who discusses more of his experiences.
It was considered to be breaking the law to protest against it, but if there were no people that protested against this unjust law, the oppression would’ve still continued. So we have the right to protest if we disagree with something, but at the same time there needs to be a balance in our society. On the other side, there is religion and society needs something to believe in. Kant suggests that church tells people how to live.
.“The imaginary world of a novel helps the reader to understand the author’s intentions.” To what extent do you agree with this view? Respond to this question with reference to one or more novels. Throughout the ages writers have explored unanswered philosophical and political questions. In the Dystopian novel The Handmaids Tale by Margret Atwood, the author creates a monolithic theocratic society that explores ‘the hunger to use God as a weapon’. Religion is used to repress and control a society that is ruled by fear and injustice.
While reading Thomas Paine’s The Age of Reason, it is apparent that one can question their true faith and where their beliefs really come from. From Paine it brought many questions of my loyalties lie and where my faith comes from. Throughout life, from time to time, questions of what is true from the Lord can be muddy. With this writing, there are many contradictions, false facts, and inconsistent thoughts. Paine’s main thesis discussed in the writing was his open mindedness for others to accept other religions and not blindly follow other people with that they believe.
Transcendentalism Transcendentalism was a religious and philosophical movement that was developed during the late 1820’s and early 1830’s that was expresses through writing. It was normally seen in the Eastern region of the United States as a protest against the culture, and society. The transcendentalists' beliefs were the inherent goodness of both people and nature. Individualism, Transcendentalists believed that society and the people and organizations (religion and political parties), corrupted individualism. They had faith that people are at their best when they are self-reliant and independent.
This, along with some neo-Marxists ideas, such as liberation theology in Latin America support the idea that religion could be viewed as undermining integration, acting as a potential source of conflict and change. Another example can be the New Christian Right, which is a protestant fundamentalist movement that aims to bring take America ‘back to God’. They want to make homosexuality and abortion and divorce illegal. They believe strongly in traditional gender and family roles. However it has been largely unsuccessful in achieving its goal as the campaigners find it difficult to cooperate with other religious groups, it also lacks widespread support.