In the end, looking back at the place of reminiscing and thinking of all the good memories having had there in a past time. Then taking a deep breath to let go of those fond memories to remember that a life of solitude is what you want now. As said at the end of the poem by Schulman “…then wheezed and stopped again. Shadow cut the road before I drove off in the dark woods.” The reader can depict by the figurative language that she implies leaving behind a time of memory to evade into the darkness. The darkness being a life of solitude starting a new chapter in
In the novel The Catcher in the Rye, there are three specific examples that support the idea that maturation and the loss of innocence are inevitable. They include: Allie’s baseball mitt, the ducks in the Central Park pond, and Holden’s red hunting cap. Allie’s baseball mitt is a symbol of a child’s innocence, and then how it is lost. This is evident through the very basis of why Holden had started talking about Allie to the reader: Allie’s mitt. He had poems all over the glove, and he said that he did it so “he’d have something to read when he was in the field and nobody was at bat” (Salinger 43).
This gives the reader an idea of what humanity has come to, since the death of this boy is not mourned. Frost deliberately leaves this part out of the poem to emphasize how humanity is now changing and how emotions are being taken out of it. Therefore, humanity is being linked to nature, as they both move on after death. Frost carefully displays this so that the readers don’t feel the emotions they need, rather they feel the way the characters in the poem are feeling. He does this to show how people now-a-days are living in the moment and not thinking about or feeling what actually matters.
Solitude At one point in anyone’s life, no matter how much friends ones have or how deep ones relationships with their love ones are. Loneliness is inevitable. Now, how anyone deal with it are different. As for Mark Strand, the poet, he developed this feeling of solitude and integrated it with in his poems, using it as a theme and represent it from three different perspectives in three of his poems: “Lines for the winner”, “Keeping things whole” and “The Remains.” In the first poem "Lines for the Winner" (Mark Strand, 1979), as the title suggested, is a poem related to accomplishment or how to accomplish certain goals. Strand claimed such thing came with a price and the pay is none other than solitude.
I cover all” (Sandburg 3). It is important to note that the poem is in first person because it makes the audience aware that they are in the perspective of a being other than themselves. Grass does not have its own thoughts, but the poet gave grass its own voice to demonstrate nature’s perspective on human intervention. The speaker describes itself to be like camouflage. Its job is to make the landscape unidentifiable by covering all the death that happens from the wars caused by humans.
The world has yet to know “its” true secrets and dive deeper under the mask of perception. Though we may feel like nature is throwing karma at us at times, we continue to honor nature for its patience. In the poems, “Ode to Enchanted Light” by Pablo Neruda and “Sleeping in the Forest” by Mary Oliver, both of the literary works share an appreciation for nature. Though this is true for both, they express their love and feelings differently. 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.
“Thanatopsis” did not glorify death. The name, Thanatopsis, Means simply a view of death. This poem never said “take my hand” and it never said to go with death. It said to enjoy life, but not to fear death because Mother Nature will take care of you. “Dust in the Wind,” by Kansas shows that life is short but need to be enjoyed while it last.
Context In Nature Walking, Emerson and Thoreau’s essays discuss man’s interactions with nature and the transcendental idea of people being at one with their surroundings. Emerson delves into a person’s place in nature and how one can benefit from interacting with the view and beauty of nature. In essence, he makes the argument that many people have become so involved in the minutia of everyday life that they neglect to see the rebirth of nature and its appeal each and every day. Similarly, Thoreau discusses walking and how people have forgotten the draw of a good walk through nature for its own sake. He asserts that walking has merely become a mode of transportation or exercise rather than a way to commune with one’s own mind and the world
He hopes that this trip can repair his broken soul from the death of Justine and William. For Victor to cope with his feelings and heal from the deaths, he must: Victor goes into solitude so he can relax and focus on nature and forget about his worries. He isolates himself from society and the flaws that are apart of the world. In fact, the use of nature throughout the novel Frankenstein and Nature change the mood drastically.
Just like the speaker cannot stand the sound of the flies, he also cannot handle the death of his dog. Another sense that is mentioned in the poem is smell. The speaker notes about the smell of “honeysuckle vine” (3). Honeysuckle reminds the speaker of summers when he was young, carefree child. As a “kid” he did not understand the real meaning of death- and therefore did not mourn his dog.