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
Robert Frost’s poem “Nothing Gold Can Stay” explores concepts of nature and human behaviour. This poem substantiates that the things in life, that should be cherished, have the shortest lives. Frost depicts that the “early leaf’s flower” is the most beautiful sight, but only “lasts an hour.” This poem celebrates that both nature and humans are the purest in the beginning, but as life moves on they become corrupted or exploited. This leads to them losing their “gold” value and conforming to the world. Frost accentuates the fragility of humans and nature as they both do not last forever and cannot hold there “hue” of “gold.” Furthermore, the mention of Eden suggests a loss of innocence, as Adam and Eve’s innocence was lost in the Garden of Eden.
It is an example of a Romantic novel. It includes many Romantic features like nature, overflow of emotions, gothic elements, imagination, and individuality. The theme of nature is obvious in the novel. The Romantics believed that people should be one with nature. They were enthralled with mysterious forces of nature.
Oliver is said to have based most of her poetry on her experience living in Provincetown and has found inspiration from walks by the water near her house. The poem stays true to Oliver’s general writing style of relating to the natural world and, based on the sentimental and peaceful images throughout the poem, is clear to have been influenced by the stream of consciousness she had when writing the poem. Mary Oliver is clearly the speaker in the poem and often uses second person to directly address the reader, thus drawing the reader in and causing he or she to feel personally connected to both the poem and the poet. This poem is structured into twelve sections, each with different diction, imagery, syntax and tone. The combination of these twelve messages create a final takeaway for the reader; that although the presence of the past is important to acknowledge, the only way to move on from the negativity in your past, is to connect to the natural world and find
Yes I love nature and I have many great memories from it, but I don’t see it was an intimate type of love. Another thing I enjoyed about his essay was how he totally related our minds with nature. For example, Lopez says that our imagination is carved by the things we have experienced in
This week reading was enjoyable because I love poetry that uses nature as inspiration. In the reading “Urban Tumbleweed” by Harryette Mullen it was interesting because she made connections to her daily walks to inspiration for poetry, for example, she stated “desire to strengthen a sensible habit by linking it to pleasurable activity. I wanted to incorporate into my life a daily practice of walking and writing poetry”. Mullen’s text is also very relatable to me because I know that when I’m writing, I need a change of scenery, being inside and siting in a chair makes me feel less relax and more anxious. Furthermore, going outside when the weather is nice is relaxing and soothing to the mind.
A ‘heron’, ‘rabbits’ and a ‘water snake’ also display the simplicity of life. The ‘twinkling... yellow sands’ could represent the wealth George and Lennie wish to acquire, however the ‘twinkling’ suggests that the dream is childish and similar to a mirage. In the same way, the ‘ash pile’ and ‘worn... limb’ indicate that the path followed by George and Lennie has been travelled upon by many other itinerant workers and ‘tramps’. This belittles the dream making it seem unachievable. Additionally, ‘tramps’ embody loneliness and
F. Scott Fitzgerald employs an array of techniques to explore illusion and reality. Characterisation is used to demonstrate how people can be skewed by other’s imaginations. To explore the temporariness of dreams, the author uses imagery and pathetic fallacy. Additionally, dreams are proven to be unattainable through the use of symbolism. Fitzgerald utilises Gatsby, to display how hope can turn a reality into illusion, much like Daisy and Tom’s perfect life - due to their money - is an illusion to mask their “vast carelessness” (P. 190).
George Harrison once famously said, “The Beatles saved the world from boredom.” Harrison echoes the sentiments of the general populace. Boredom is often mentioned with a negative connotation, and escaping from it makes one’s time worthwhile. But do we completely understand boredom? Boredom is an emotion that is more nuanced than we think it to be. Scientific research into boredom is fairly recent, even though boredom has been depicted in Pompeian graffiti, described in Roman philosophy as a kind of nausea, and documented in Christian tradition as a "noonday demon".
In the presence of nature a wild delight runs through the man, in spite of real sorrows. Every bit of alternation in the atmosphere in nature gives man happiness. At the same time, nature as a teacher teaches man to accept all the changes in life. It also motivates man. In the world of literature nature plays a very role to set the mood of the text.