Religion In James Wrights A Blessing

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Register to read the introduction…He never speaks of a god, but realizing that the shell has been there long before man, sheds light on his religious belief. He realizes how different the world would be without the creation of mankind, shows a sense of religion in his writing. Last, Stephens makes his transformation clear in the lines “In the hush of waters was the sound”, “And then I loosed my ear- O it was sweet.” This shows that Stephens realizes his thought of a perfect life, would be far worse than reality. Although in James Wrights’ poem “A Blessing” begins with a description of two Indian ponies in a pasture, grazing just off the highway to Rochester, Minnesota. This suggest that the car was pulled over off the road. The speaker refers that the ponies “Welcome” them, and they step over the fence. Suddenly the ponies are struck with happiness, as if they ponies have never had human contact before and they take a…show more content…
The speaker describes the journey down the river, and every encounter the water makes. In the lines “The chestnut, the oak, the walnut, the pine”, and “Overleaning, with flickering meaning and sign”, refers to the trees, who are in need of water. They are pleading for the river to slow down. The speaker even goes into detail about the “White quartz and the smooth brook-stone”. Which gives the reader a descriptive view of the clear water. Although the river only has one start and finish, this can relate to a person’s obligation to their family. Lanier’s passion for nature is expressed in the clear setting of the river, and the surrounding scenery. And though transformation is not specifically stated, the journey down the river shows all that has been encountered and overcome. Finally, Lanier’s use of religion is left natural to the readers. Although Wright, Stephens, and Lanier differ in age and come from two different time periods, their ideas for nature, transformation, and religion can be related to one
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