Poem Analysis: The Peace Of Wild Things By Wendell Berry

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“The Peace of Wild Things” Analysis In the poem “The Peace of Wild Things” by Wendell Berry, the speaker is greatly affected by nature in a positive and helpful way. Anxious about his and his children's’ future, the speaker goes down to a small lake, where he relaxes, and admires the beauty and peacefulness of nature. To reflect the speaker’s anxiety, the poet uses enjambment. At first, the speaker is very worried, as “despair for the world grows in [him]” (2). His concern is clearly shown in the first three apprehensive lines of this poem, as there is not a single caesura or other pause. However, when he goes out to the water, the poem slows, and there are more pauses. This, in conjunction with word choice, show this,

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