Emerson On Nature In The Prairies By William Cullen Bryant

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Emerson on Nature In The Prairies, William Cullen Bryant writes about the prairies in Illinois which to him seem peaceful and serene. Bryant 's view of the prairies goes hand in hand with Emerson 's statement of "The lover of nature is he whose inward and outward senses are still truly adjusted to each other; who has retained the spirit of infancy even into the era of manhood. His intercourse with heaven and earth becomes part of his food. In the presence of nature, a wild delight runs through the man, in spite of real sorrows" (Chapter 1, Nature 510). As Bryant gazes at the prairies he is captivated and subsequently lost in its beauty "These are the garden of the Desert, these
The unshorn fields, boundless and beautiful" (Bryant 495). Bryant describes the prairies in extreme detail comparing them to various things and stated that man had no part in its creating "Man hath no part in all this glorious work" (Bryant 496). Bryant continues to describe the prairies until as he put it "A fresher wind sweeps by, and breaks my dream". There we see the power of nature and how it captivated Bryant and made him forget everything else until he realizes "I am in the wilderness alone" (Bryant 498). Here we see how nature and its vast scenery helped not only Emerson, but Bryant express himself through poetry.

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