Life is a place of contradictions. Both Whitman and John Green discussed materialism and nature in their works. For Whitman, he accepted materialism as a part of our daily lives. However, Margo couldn’t. She rather isolate herself than live in a fake world.
The main characteristic of Romanticism that Emily Dickinson portrayed in her poems is the emphases on how important Nature is for the transcendentalists. In most of her poems it is possible to find a kind of comparison of something found in Nature. For instance, in her poem “The Duties of the wind are few”, she linked abstract things like pleasure or liberty to things from nature like wind. This poem is insightful and there is too much religion involved. She was rebelling against the ideals of the Puritan which involved her in a individual struggle with the existence of God, the power of nature and the meaning of love for each person.
Transcendentalist writers were focused on the belief of the divinity of the individual soul, the inner voice, (Crawford, Kern & Needleman, 1961) to overcome social stereotypes and to avoid conformity. It is highlighted the importance to return to nature to enhance the quality of humans beings by living simply since being apart of common social rules is the only way to be in communion with nature’s wisdom. Those transcendental characteristics could be seen in Emerson’s ¨self-reliance¨ or Thoreau’s ¨Walden ¨ bearing in mind that although, Emerson’s ¨Self-reliance¨ adheres more descriptive examples to illustrate metaphors and Thoreau’s ¨Where I lived and what I lived for¨ introduces metaphors creating much more imagery, both make a critique of the modern individual using
Since self-centeredness did not know how to see true affection, he could not listen to the advice of those who only wanted good for him. He had to be deconstructed, to have storms and treacheries, to have his kingdom crushed, to become human, but it was too late. The critical justification is among nature and culture. The two are regularly rallying, and that implementation has a place in which the two meet and relate and is thus the ideal condition in which to investigate the interchange among nature and culture. If supposedly Cordelia was mute or deaf then how would have King Lear known as to how much Cordelia loved him?
The feelings of the birds and how they go about their lives is a way to show what the caged bird is longing for, but can’t have. In “Sympathy”, the author sympathizes with the bird’s feelings of being caged in rather than talking about what it would be like to be free. The title “Sympathy” is so appropriate for the poem because it really is about how the bird feels and how you can sympathize with the pain and imprisonment the bird feels. There should be no preference over one of the poems. The reason being is that both poems were great at showing that it is freedom that they want and
Sylvia’s relationship with her cow demonstrates her love of nature since her isolation taught her to appreciate it. Another example of her appreciation of nature is the part when Sylvia finds the white heron and begins to admire it. However, knowing that the hunter wants to find the bird and kill it, Sylvia starts to develop a sense that killing or taking away something from nature is a cruel act. Sylvia identifies with nature as her “home”, so she realizes that the hunter’s intentions are a considered a betrayal towards nature. Sylvia wants to live in nature while the hunter wants to exploit it, which is against Sylvia’s view of
John Muir’s essay, The Calypso Borealis, and William Wordsworth’s poem, I wandered Lonely as a Cloud, are two wonderfully written works centered towards their love for nature. They were able to create vivd images in the reader’s head through their writing as well as emotional transitions. Both works, inspired by events in the 19th century, have their differences, however, their emotion and love for nature is the same and creates the same impact with the
The beauty comes from the appearance of the roses but the thorns on the bush create the aspect and feeling of pain. Hawthorne explains, “... on the side of the portal, and rooted almost at the threshold, was a wild rose-bush… by strange chance, has been kept alive in history…” (Hawthorne 46). When describing the rose bush as wild, meaning it has been created by nature, this exhibits the evilness hidden within the bush. Hawthorne then continues by addressing how he wants the reader to portray his novel. He describes, “It may serve… some sweet moral blossom… or relieve the darkening close of a tale of human frailty and sorrow” (Hawthorne 46).
In the “Siren Song” by Margaret Atwood, there is a tremendous use of literary devices to emphasize and create her theme. The theme of the “Siren Song” is one of deception and lies, the speaker talks about how the reader is “unique” (24) and how “only you, only you can” (23) help her. The siren deceives the reader by making him believe that we are the greatest heroes and that only we can save her. The poem is written in the point of view of the siren, this allows the reader to uncover the poem with them which creates a deeper more realistic story. The siren says “will you get me out of this bird suit” (11-12), Atwood’s word choice plays a big part in making the speaking siren sound like a victim that’s trapped in the form of a siren.
In “My Father's Hats” Irwin also says “imagine/ I was in a forest, wind hyming”( 5- 6). The personification uses the word hymning for the word wind, which can’t actually hymn.The word hymning also shows a fanciful and mystical tone. The “forest” the narrator imagines also shows the relationship that they had between them and their father was something adventurous. Altogether, this shows the figurative language used in “My Father's Hat” in order to portray a fanciful