As the poem progresses, there are indents that indicate a new stanza and the focus shifts or topics. The blank verse enables Wordsworth to easily alter topics to describe his emotions, past memories, and the impact of nature. The poem is Wordsworth encounter of a location that he has not been to in awhile and the nature is a "tranquil" environment. The Wordsworth acknowledges how he has change from the last time he was there. As a child, he saw nature consist of waterfalls, mountains, trees, and sky.
The poem encompasses the romantic movement from his experience at the abbey. William Wordsworth composed "A Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey" in a blank verse, which allows the lines of style to be fluid and natural. There are four stanzas and each stanza captures the essence of nature in his life. As the poem progresses, there are indents that indicate a new stanza and the focus shifts or topics. The blank verse enables Wordsworth to easily alter topics to describe his emotions, past memories, and the impact of nature.
American poet, Robert Frost in his melancholy poem, “Nothing Gold Can Stay” presents the idea of nothing good lasting forever while using nature as a paradigm. This is represented through seasons with each season representing a different mood or stage in the cycle of growth. He develops his message through the personification of nature to show the drastic changes of plants. Specifically, this is presented in first couplet of the poem “Nature 's first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold.” The line mentioned is giving nature human characteristics of possession and movement to enhance the meaning behind the words relating to the spring season. Additionally, symbolism is scattered throughout like the use of the biblical paradise Eden.
Another Example of personification “Her hardest hue to hold “(Frost).which means that the beauty of the first flower doesn 't stay for long .” Leaf subsides to leaf “(Frost). This line shows what happens at the end of spring when flowers
Dickinson then goes on to ask if the morning is a physical object by asking, “Has it feet like Water lilies? Has it feathers like a Bird?”(Dickinson). This makes the reader realize that morning is defined by our imaginations, and does not have a precise definition. In the end of the poem, the author begs for someone to tell her where she can find the morning by writing, “Oh some Wise Men from the skies! Please to tell a little Pilgrim Where the place called "Morning" lies!”(Dickinson).
The universal theme of the loss of childhood innocence and the coming of age is explored in the two poems ‘Blackberry Picking’ and ‘The Early Purges’. Both poems express a sense of change and maturity as the harshness of reality hits the speaker. In the poem ‘Blackberry Picking’ the sense of the loss of childhood innocence, is conveyed through the speaker’s delusion as the speaker comes to age and matures from an idealistic child, to a more realistic adult. In ‘the Early Purges’, this motif is expressed as the poet looks back at the speaker’s childhood. The speaker starts off as being young, idealistic and impressionable and then matures, taking on the persona of a stoic, practical adult.
And here the simile is Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Rough winds do shake the darling buds of may, and the summer’s lease hath all too short a date Here in lines three and four, writer started to personify nature in other words he looks like talking to a person and he describes this special person. And here, his way of describing summer is a bit in special way, the word “lease” in line four made it a bit special. And this two lines point is to say that summer is nearly ending, and the writer wrote a line contains the metaphor, that summer holds a lease on the year, but the lease is of a short
Charles Smith explains how “the scene itself has changed little or not at all”, yet, “the poet has changed a great deal.” (Smith, 1184-1199.). Essentially, Wordsworth reminisces on his rural childhood, and compares it to his present self, as he has “learned / To look on nature, not as in the hour / Of thoughtless youth” (89-91). This exact progression and understanding depicts his new-found ability to look back and envisage these beautiful memories which provided him with “sensations sweet, / Felt in the blood, and felt along the heart.” (28-29), “In hours of weariness” (28). Furthermore, Wordsworth acknowledges the positive impact that this scene has left on him mentally and physically, allowing him to access a state of mind in which the issues of the world are merely displaced out of this narrative; he develops a view into “the life of things” (50) as a “living soul” (47). Pantheism can also be viewed as a sensation this scene allows Wordsworth to discover, as he states that “Almost suspended, we are laid asleep / In body” when we experience nostalgia.
To Rousseau, innocence was key to rebuilding civilisation. He believed that reverting to nature would bring back childhood innocence and past attachments due to its simple state. After observing multiple tests from poets with various life experiences, it’s apparent that they agree with Rousseau. When looking at these poems it’s important to note when analysing these poems that innocence does not necessarily mean being in a childlike state, and was rather about keeping a moral imagination and recognising links within the world and how they work in collaboration with each other. It is apparent that the representation of innocence is widely due to the political and historical background during the Romantic period.
Dickinson related certain flowers to different people, and she often sent friends her poems and letters accompanied by flowers. In her poem titled ‘We should not mind so small a flower-’ she uses the flower in life and death symbolism and to give hope. Flowers are also widely used in paintings. Vincent Van Gogh painted flowers throughout his ten years of painting. He initially used flowers for his still-life paintings because he did not have enough money to pay for models.