Within the first 10 lines of the poem, Bryant personifies nature. He makes you feel as if nature is the most loving and comforting person. “She has a voice of gladness, and a smile And eloquence of beauty, and she glides Into his darker musings, with a mild And healing sympathy, that steals away Their sharpness, ere he is aware.” (Line 4-8)
In less than 6 months I lost one set of my grandparents, losing my grandmother from a long, hard and painful battle against lung cancer. Then her husband passing away less than 6 months later from multiple health problems. Death is a long, complicated and hurtful thing to deal with but just like the people in the poem they found comfort in the small things. After my grandmother died, my family kept seeing butterflies, my grandmother loved being outside and loved butterflies. So these small things made us feel like my grandmother was still around, even though you have lost someone there are many things that can remind you of them.
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.
The poem gives us readers an open mind when it comes to myths and the human experience and try to use that to compare with our lives. Both Margaret Atwood and John Williams Waterhouse demonstrates this very well throughout the poem and by observing the
This is an important role of poetry because everyone loses something precious to them at some point in their life. Her next example talks of a person who can receive
The poem that I chose is Ghost Dance by Sara Littlecrow-Russell. The title is something that sounded familiar to me, but the reason I chose to read this poem originally was that it told a story rather than describing something, someone, or a feeling, which had been a common theme among the poems that I had been browsing. I also knew that I wanted to recite a poem that used a more low tone rather than an upbeat one, which is something that the majority of this poem had. Subtle and major tone changes and pauses were more easily visualized for me while reading this the first few times more than some of the previous poems I had read. Finally, I had realized that the poem is something that I already had some knowledge on from another class that I had been taking during the year.
The attitudes to grief over the loss of a loved one are presented in two thoroughly different ways in the two poems of ‘Funeral Blues’ and ‘Remember’. Some differences include the tone towards death as ‘Funeral Blues’ was written with a more mocking, sarcastic tone towards death and grieving the loss of a loved one, (even though it was later interpreted as a genuine expression of grief after the movie “Four Weddings and a Funeral” in 1994), whereas ‘Remember’ has a more sincere and heartfelt tone towards death. In addition, ‘Funeral Blues’ is entirely negative towards death not only forbidding themselves from moving on but also forbidding the world from moving on after the tragic passing of the loved one, whilst ‘Remember’ gives the griever
It discusses how everyone experiences death and it should be not be feared but embraced. The lesson teached by nature is explained through the quote “Go forth, under the open sky, and list To Nature’s teachings, while from all around Earth and her waters, and the
This poem has an apparent rhyme scheme. The last word in each line rhymes with the last word in the line directly under it. This lets the reader almost sing through the poem. There is a very nonchalant tone and feel to the poem. The lack of detail in the poem lets the readers imagination create the situation in which the person dies.
This helps conveys the speaker’s depth of emotion. Towards the end of the poem, it becomes more surreal and breathtaking. The speaker is expressing their feelings about the experience in an unusual and unexpected way. By creating a pastoral surrealism scene, the subject is mysterious, and the emotional or spiritual experience is hard to explain and it captures the reader. This experience is attached to Wright’s common themes of loneliness and separation.
The tone of the poem is slightly sad, but reassuring. The first stanza is somber because the woman is old and seemingly alone. But, when the second stanza is read, readers are reassured and are able to see the love the speaker has for the woman. "But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you, / And loved the sorrows of your changing face. "(7-8).