The Mower's Song Analysis

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Nature: Sprouting Past Man’s Control In Andrew Marvell’s “The Mower’s Song”, the protagonist utilizes his relationship to the meadows to symbolize the suffering he undergoes when his romantic interest presumably denies him. Although Marvell never explicitly states what his love interest does to crush his romantic aspirations, his reference to the role between the mower and the meadow serves as the perfect representation of his internal well-being. However, the poem strays beyond the simple conveyance of unrequited love: the mower’s comparison to the meadow’s flourishment serves to emphasize the mower’s struggle to manipulate the meadow, and thus nature. By detailing the mower’s misfortune with love, Marvell portrays nature’s constancy in relation to humanity’s ever-changing nature. While at times nature seems to be in accord with the narrator’s inner thoughts and mood, there are times when the narrator’s stability is not as unwavering as nature. By personifying the progress of the meadow over the narrator’s experience, Marvell molds the complicated relationship between nature and humanity, and therefore highlights humanity’s incessant and subconscious urge to manipulate its surroundings to conform to its own personal preferences.
In order to establish a relationship between nature and the narrator, Marvell uses vivid diction that
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Marvell emphasizes the mower’s ultimate attempt to manipulate the meadow to do his bidding, only to prove that the meadow is malleable, and therefore able to root past his rule. The poem’s unique structure embedded with rich diction, clever metaphors, and powerful personifications delve beyond the mower’s unfortunate lamentation for lack of reciprocal love to highlight not only man’s attempt to align himself with nature, but also to emphasize nature’s untamable ability to

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