Salvation Rocking in her wooden chair on the porch, she told me the rain was the tears of angels. Rain, the blessing that descend from the sky washing away the bad and invigorating the good. The good within Aracelis Girmay’s in “You are Who I Love” resonates as an ode to love of all people. Possibility and space for love is within the blank spaces of the poem. While Girmay’s ode fosters individual reality and respect, hate continues to persist.
Mary Oliver, born in 1935, is most well known for her descriptions of the natural world and how that world of simplicity relates to the complexity of humanity. Her poem, “Flare”, is no different, as it illustrates the relationship between human emotions; such as the feeling of nostalgia, and the natural world. “Flare” is featured in her book published in 2000, The Leaf and The Cloud: A Poem. At the time of writing the book, Oliver was 65 years old, living with her partner Molly Cook in Provincetown, Massachusetts. 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.
While the chapter is simply a list of things lost after the flu, the tone is not sad but rather thankful. The way St. John Mandel writes of “moths flutter on summer nights,” or “pictures of babies dressed as bears for Halloween” is her way of acknowledging the simple pleasures that the world as we know it provides. The post apocalyptic perspective from which the story is told gives a unique retrospective approach to the world. It is not chocolate that the character’s miss but the certainty of survival that pharmaceuticals provided; not watching TV but looking up at the sky and seeing an airplane pass by.
In Part I, Chapter 5, Chapter 5 ends with an almost Romantic view because it shows how Alexandra felt the future stirring before her because of the land. It says, “She looked at the stars which glittered so keenly through the frost autumn air. It fortified to reflect upon the great operators of nature and she felt a sense of personal security. The chirping of the insects down in the long grass had been like the sweetest music. She had felt as if her heart was somewhere with the quail and the plover and all the little whild things that crooned or buzzed in the sun.” In Part II, Chapter 5, Marie has a Romantic view of the birds.
Leilah Smith Dr. Cothren English II G March 1, 2018 Behind the Scenes: The Blissfulness of Nature Nature is a pure and natural source of renewal, according to Romantics who frequently emphasized the glory and beauty of nature throughout the Romantic period. Poets, artists, writers, and philosophers all believe the natural world can provide healthy emotions and morals. William Wordsworth, a notorious Romantic poet, circles many of his poems around nature and its power including his “The World is Too Much With Us” and “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud.” At first glance, the two poems seem alike, with many parallels corresponding to the importance of nature and its impact on human beings. Although both poems have different tonal approaches, they both come to the same conclusion that nature is a necessity to all human beings. Wordsworth’s livid tone in “The World is Too Much with us” presents his true feelings towards the materialistic ideals during the Industrialization period whereas “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” is more light and simple.
Throughout Robert M. Drake’s poems his use of metaphors allows the audience to build an understanding of the visionary that the poet is trying to express. Within his poem Just Us Forever, Drake delivers his form of love through expressions of rain, “just us forever, floating through the blackness of infinite”. In this verse the author romanticizes the state of the abyss of blackness as not something to be afraid of, but something of wonder; in relation to the rain, Drake further highlights the contrasts of light and dark as the rain can be seen as hope when in need. The second poem Burned Alive, metaphorically associates love as experiencing pain; however the pain without love is indicated to be feared as more excruciating when he reveals how
Wild Geese is a poem by Mary Oliver, that has uses excellent poetic devices to portray her theme and overall message. Many lines throughout the poem help drive the theme together and allow you to easily relate to it. “Meanwhile the world goes on” and “You do not have to be good” are two lines directly from the poem, that best interpret the theme. The theme of “Wild Geese” is perseverance, and how only you can control how your life is lived. The direct message the poem is trying to send to the reader is strong, so you can precisely put quotes into perspective.
James Fenimore Coopers writings are explanatory and exemplify all of the transendelist ways. Romanticism and transindelist were very much connected in this era. Romanticism spoke about the beauty of nature much did transindelist, they spoke about wanting to escape the socialite norms and move into the beautiful, quiet wilderness. Most writers found peace by doing this like Henry David Thoreau’s Walden Pond where he found the wilderness to be peaceful and elegant. He found accomplishment while living among the natural people of the world.
There are two characters in the poem: Noonucal (the narrator) and her love, which is nature and the Australian land. The major literary technique used in this poem is the personification of nature: 'Lover of my happy past ' (1), 'My brutalness turns you from my touch ' (23), 'Your enemy and mine ' (27). By personifying nature, she demonstrates the connection she feels for the land, so others could understand how civilising her impacted on her culture. Many similes and phrases in this poem are used to demonstrate the adoration and the love between Noonucal and her native land: 'Soothe my weariness with warm embrace ' (2-3), 'Caressed your paths ' (13), 'Turns you from my touch ' (22). Noonucal writes about how 'civilized ' her lost the connection she previously held with her loved native land and how her current habits
Pablo Neruda’s poem praises light as enchanting, whereas Mary Oliver’s poem personifies Earth as a motherly figure and gives off mother nature vibes. The earth seems to comfort the speaker as they go through a series of gentle, calm events to help them sleep. Although both poems glorify nature, one specifically celebrates light while the other shares the speaker’s relationship with the earth. Both poems perform different methods to evaluate and share its purpose.