And on Cheng’s perspective of lying still is that ‘Nature’ is beginning to destroy humanity. “O see the widening in the sky” creates a visual imagery of the ozone layer from the laid waste we live in. In the final line of the poem, Cheng finishes off with a powerful quote “God is laboring to utter his last cry”. The cry could go two different ways: one, the cry could symbolize the sense of the world’s suffering and sorrow. Two, the cry could foreshadow disasters such as floods and tsunami due to the wasted land that humanity has created.
There was once a time where the rivers were venomous, the fields were poisonous, and even the air breathed by men, women, and children alike was toxic. This is a world that Rachel Carson, the famous and honored biologist, that wrote Silent Spring, lived in and envisioned as a world that could be saved. She immediately slams down on the national arena and alarmingly claims that the environment that humans thrive in is a world seeped with death and killing, and that the use of parathion (a type of pesticide) is the agent to blame. She targets farmers who she claims poison and kill creatures that they deem as pests to their crops, including insects and even birds. In the end, she mainly targets the “authoritarian” that was given the power to take such precious life while nobody was paying attention.
Cheng explains that nature is dying due to the pollution caused by human greediness. Alliteration, anaphora and oxymorons are used to illustrate the themes in both poems and makes readers feel guilty and motivated to do something to help stop the destruction by appealing to their emotions. In ‘Report to Wordsworth’, Cheng uses alliteration in the line “O see the wound widening in the sky”. This creates an image of how the ozone layer is being destroyed and shows that the Earth is metaphorically hurt. The poet has used alliteration in order to slow down the pace and to make the reader pause and think about the destruction.
GMOs are like acid they slowly erode everything away until there's nothing left until nothing exists until nothing is left to be destroyed. They are eating away at the environment. Similar to how water leaks from a cup and reveals the innards which may have fungus GMO’s are slowly being revealed as horrible for the world. How can we knowingly destroy the earth we live on? GMOs are not helping to solve the problem they were created for, which is world hunger.
William Golding chose to express his anti-utopian views about humanity in Lord of the Flies. After the two World wars the world was shattered by its horrors. The elements of compassion, humanity, civilization seemed to be fast eroding from the face of earth. People during this period often blamed the political system of some nations who were responsible for the war. They failed to realize that it not any particular system that is responsible for the downfall of social order, instead the individual in power are the ones to be blamed.
This explains how the destruction that is going on will not stop giving a sense of hopelessness. It also shows how the planners have “drilled through the fossils” which means that they are destroying our connection with the past. In “the city planners” Margret Atwood talks about how unhappy she is about how similar and artificial everything in her town looks artificial and similar. She uses this poem to communicate how nature has been destroyed in order to make way for industrialization. She begins the poem with “what offends us is the sanities” which shows how unhappy she is with her town now that it lacks creativity.
In the final line, “God is labouring to utter his last cry”. This reinforces the idea as even the creator of this world is suffering grief and despair from what humans have done. Gillian Clarke’s “Lament” explores environmental and human damage from the Gulf War. The Gulf War occurred in 1991 after Iraq invaded Kuwait, followed by the Americans bombing Iraq. Laments are a poem type where the poet expresses grief or loss, and in this poem, Clarke laments for animals, people and the environment that have suffered during the war.
For generations, humans have been pouring waste into our environment, not thinking of the effects that would later come. But only now, decades later, we are coming to face the consequences of our disastrous actions. It is only now that we are coming to face the cold harsh truth of it, and still yet our world is cheerfully digging the grave for Earth and all humanity with it. People and animals are dying everyday because of pollution. Not only air pollution is causing this problem but water pollution, climate change and global warming too.
Analysis of There Will Come Soft Rains by Ray Bradbury The short story There Will Come Soft Rains by Ray Bradbury tells of a nuclear explosion that wipes out humankind. The only thing remaining in a city of rubble is a fully automated house that performs many duties for the people that once lived there. Bradbury shows that technology is leading people further away from learning, exploring, and experiencing life and the natural world. Humans developed this technology to help them, but the technology does not care if humans are around to use its services and the more humans allow technology to control their lives, the more difficult it becomes to be self-reliant. Bradbury presents the house as the main character of the story because all the people have been wiped out by what seems to be a nuclear bomb.
Land Pollution has led to a series of issues that we have come to realize in recent times, after left unattended for centuries. Deforestation and soil erosion, Agricultural, Industrialization, Construction, nuclear waste, excessive amounts of pesticide residue seeping into the air and soil: are all activities. Soon we would have no haven on earth, every resource would have been depleted, and our earth will be filled with terminally ill people and animals with no hope of a cure, no water and no food. This paper seeks to highlight some of the dangers of land pollution, what we can do to minimize it and actions that can be taken to cure some of the ills created. This essay will, however focus on solid waste and