Compare And Contrast John Muir's Views On Nature

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Nature is around us, willingly or unwillingly, and it’s up to writers to be able to express their feeling for nature in any way possible. Different people have different ways of perceiving and interpreting nature. Some may view it as calming and peaceful, while others may perceive it as torturous. Nevertheless, the authors from the essay and the poem definitely have a good relationship with nature. As they describe in depth their feelings towards nature, it becomes more clear the differences that these authors have with their relationship with nature. Even though these authors have expressed their feelings toward nature in different ways, both authors have expressed their relationship (to nature) with imagery and sensory words. Williams Wordsworth…show more content…
Instead of Romanticism he uses Naturalism, which is the study that believes that the study of nature is a way to connect to the world. And that human beings are part of nature. Muir uses sensory words to describe how he feels or sees something. For example, Muir described the area around the flower as frozen cold. This shows just how aware he is of nature around him. His appeal to sensory to his surroundings, shows how he views nature because he caresses his surroundings and he views them in any way possible. This shows that he has a very close relationship to nature and anything that it entails. Not only does Muir appeal to sensory to show his view on nature, but he also uses imagery to showcase in the readers mind the struggles he passed through. This following quotation shows him using imagery to describe his struggles “tangled drooping branches and over and under broad heaps of fallen trees”. This description shows a different view on nature that was on his mind while on his journey. Muir’s use of imagery in this essay gives a more personalized experience on what he went through. Additionally, it shows his own personal view on nature, which shows that his relationship with nature is even
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