This is closely compared to what Emerson has to say about nature,”Nature never wears a mean appearance. Neither does the wisest man extort all her secrets and lose his curiosity by finding out all her perfection. Nature ever became a toy to a wise spirit.”
Barry Lopez's Essay ¨A Literature of Place” is like a walk through nature. His descriptions of activities to do with nature were not like any other I have heard. I could relate to his conversations of special places, which made me think about my grandmas house. These conversations also inspired me. They made me feel like going on a walk in nature and to stop to soak it all in.
Emerson compares nature to people and often shows that nature can truly only be compared to the wisest of men. The essay Nature states “Nature never wears a mean appearance. Neither does the wisest man extort her secret, and lose his curiosity by finding out all her perfection.” This comparison between nature and the wisest man shows that while it is easy for nature to comprehend the importance of not showing malice to the outside world, only certain people can comprehend this. In addition, Emerson, in his essay Nature, states “I am glad to the brink of fear. In the woods, too, a man casts off his years, as the snake his slough [dead skin] and at what period so ever of life is always a child.” Emerson compares a man casting off his years to a snake casting off his dead skin.
Another thing that they compare is that they both love nature. But as always, the Nymph thinks of the negative things. She thinks about nature dying, and some of nature not being beautiful. Time doesn’t really compare between the two stories, but they do contrast. In the Passionate Shepherd, the story talks about how time never changes and that time always brings good things.
The bean field is a symbol of independence, and supports the theme of living a simplistic and satisfying life. He does not make much money from working in the bean field, but having just enough to support himself brings joy and closeness to nature that would be unattainable by slaving away at a boring day job. 5. Rhetorical Devices a. Paradox i. Walden writes, “We do not ride on the railroad; it rides upon us. (60)” ii.
He never thought “what if” and never questioned his trip to Alaska. A person that is considered to have good character exhibits attributes such as integrity, honesty, courage, and loyalty. Chris can be described as having suitable aspects and seeing the good in nature. Jack London declares “It was the wild, the savage, frozenhearted Northland wind.” He sees this as a way of describing the wild. McCandless loves the wild and wanted to express it in a way that it would stick.
I could not wake someone up for the sake of company because no one could relate to my surroundings anymore. There was no one to wake up or stumble to in a jittery haze. I found myself more isolated through my inability to relate to those around me and having no one to come to as a safety net anymore. Without the human connections I was accustomed to I felt stuck and detached. Squished between two groups of family and friends that couldn’t relate to me or how I was living.
“Of glassy veins…” shows getting lost in one’s own head. Everyone has done this at some point or another but for the speaker, she is constantly lost. Losing oneself to thoughts that often means never being present and always second guessing. Then, in using parentheses in the last line, Bishop shows the speaker’s true thoughts. Her yesterday is “impossible to lift,” meaning that yesterday is a hard reality that she can not deal with.