He adds: "If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore; and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God which had been shown!" All the objects in nature entail such an impression of wisdom, happiness and simplicity. Emerson insists on the importance of this link between man and nature. He says: "His intercourse with heaven and earth becomes part of his daily food. In the presence of nature, a wild delight runs through the man, in spite of real sorrows."
Whose woods these are I think I know. His house is in the village though; He will not see me stopping here To watch his woods fill up with snow. In this stanza the word woods in the first line represent the unknown world, and the utmost tranquility. He uses the word woods to represent the eternal life. This shows that he is fed up of his daily life and wants to have some sort of peace and, wants to rest eternally, giving us some feeling of suicidal thought.
There are many examples of imagery and personification. A few being, “the wise thrush,” and “when the noontide wakes anew.” These literary devices help the poem get its point across very well. Robert wrote this poem when he was homesick from England which is very obvious from even the first line of this poem. This poem is so effective and easy to understand and resonates with the reader. Robert plays off feelings that we all get when we are away from home for long periods of time.
Again, this poem is nostalgic and reflective - when Heaney says “by God, the old man could handle a spade. Just like his old man,” he attempts to show his admiration towards his father as well as telling the readers how skilled a farmer his father is. “By God” is used in an admiring tone rather than in an offensive way, and “just like his old man” indicates Heaney’s grandfather, who is portrayed to be experienced, proficient, and diligent. The fact that Heaney is proud of his forefathers is indisputable, and it is made clear again when Heaney recalls himself delivering milk to his grandfather. His grandfather had “straightened up to drink it, then fell to right away nicking and slicing neatly, heaving sods.” It is noticeable that he needs no break and that he takes great pride in his work.
The local animals of the valley became his archetypes. They were of tremendous importance to Hughes from the beginning, they were living representative of another world. Hughes’s poetry covers a wide range of variety of animals in a remarkably vivid and startling way. The Crow, the pike, the skylark the Jaguar, the horse, the cat, the hawk and several others figure in his poems. In all his poems, Ted Hughes has very significantly related a particular animal to all other creatures and also to human experiences and human concepts.
If one were to search Ezra Pound on the internet, the results would most likely show a connection to imagism. He is known for putting in place imagist principles that are represented in several of his books and poems (“Imagism” Poetry). These principals are branched from the better part of Pound’s life which included more than just his writings. As he lived in three different countries, experienced at least two major wars, and built great relationships with other writers, he learned and changed over the years (Litz). Pound is well known for his contribution to imagism through his poetry which resulted from his many exotic life experiences that had a great influence on his writings.
In many of Berry’s pieces, there are roots to Thoreau prominent to the reader. In his poems the way he describes his surroundings in such powerful detail to grasp the reader are very similar to Thoreau. In Thoreau’s piece “Walden”, he describes his surroundings and nature with such gusto, Berry does it similarly to Thoreau. Thoreau was a believer in the simple life in natural surroundings and Berry agreed with that and even took it further than Thoreau by living in the farm for the better part of 50 years. In his works he mentions, “accept what comes from silence.
The Image of the City and the Theme of Nostalgia in Cavafy's and O'grady's poetry and Miscellaneous Songs Alexandria, during the prime of its cosmopolitanism, was a source of inspiration to many poets and writers and was written about immensely. Constantine Cavafy and Giuseppe Ungaretti were one of the most significant Alexandrian poets who portray the city in their work during that time span. However, even after the nationalizations of the sixties that led many foreigners to leave the country, poets, writers, and songwriters never stopped addressing Alexandria in their work. There was always a sense of nostalgia in these works and thus the term "literature of Nostalgia" was coined. Desmond O'grady's work represents the poetry that was produced
The Hunchback in the Park The Hunchback in the Park is a poem by Dylan Thomas that depicts a deformed man, who spends his days in the park; it is a place of refuge, but also a place where he can find hope. The hunchback is a nameless man who wants to escape the cruelty of the world by visiting a park every day. His experiences are symbolic of his inner struggles with his own self-worth as a deformed person, but also an imaginary world, where he can dream of something better. The binary between man versus animal in the poem depicts a human being compared to an animal, a dog, that negatively portrays this hunchback as captive and subservient, “Slept at night in the dog kennel but nobody chained him up,” he sleeps in a cage, but there is no one that forces him
Thus since childhood, nature permeated his consciousness and he learned to appreciate the grandeur of nature in all its glory. His fluid style of writing only further enhances his affinity for all things concerned with nature. The literature of Wordsworth’s era is at times rife with element of despair and cynicism, something that he chose to transform through his approach to poetry. William Wordsworth himself gave an immortal definition of poetry: “The spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility” (Preface to the lyrical ballad, Wordsworth,) Coleridge praising Wordsworth’s poetry stated: ‘It is the union of deep feeling with profound thought, the fine balance of truth of observation, with the imaginative faculty in modifying the objects observed; above all the original gift of spreading the tone, the atmosphere, and with it the depth and height of the ideal world around forms, incidents and situations, of which for the common view, customs had bedimmed