“Stopping by the Wood on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost and “Four Skinny Trees” by Sandra Cisneros have several similarities and differences. “Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost is about when a man stops his horse to admire the beauty of the snowy woods. He is exhausted and wants to stop and unwind, but he must proceed to finish his job. Meanwhile, in Cisneros’s poem “Four Skinny Trees”, a young girl in the city has fitting in. Despite that, she is inspired by the trees to don’t give up and keep on going.
In “Trees at the Arctic Circle,” Purdy discusses his opinion on the short trees that grow in the far north. He uses simpler language and creates meaning through direct adn forceful phrases like “I am angry to see them / like this / not proud of what they are” (Purdy, 9 - 11), whereas in “Arctic Rhododendrons,” he uses descriptive language to convey his point. I prefer “Arctic Rhododendrons” over “Trees at the Arctic Circle” because of its illustrative and very visual descriptions, as well as the personal addition at the closure. I appreciate “Trees at the Arctic Circle” for its statements and realizations towards the ending, but favour “Arctic Rhododendrons” for its subject matter and many uses of poetic
Robert frost uses elements of nature as a metaphor in “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”. Robert frost uses the elements of nature as a metaphor for life throughout his poems. Robert frost uses elements of nature as a metaphor in “The Road Not Taken”. In the poem, a traveler comes to a fork in the road in the woods. He must take a path, so he examines both roads as far as he can see.
Lastly, the tree itself becomes a symbol for the deceased son as planting the Sequoia is a way to cope with the loss, showing the juxtaposition between life and death. The agony the writer is feeling about his son 's death, as well as the hint of optimism through planting the tree is powerfully depicted through the devices of diction and imagery throughout the poem. In the first stanza the speaker describes the setting when planting the Sequoia; “Rain blacked the horizon, but cold winds kept it over the Pacific, / And the sky above us stayed the dull gray.” The speaker uses a lexicon of words such as “blackened”, “cold” and “dull gray” which all introduce a harsh and sorrowful tone to the poem. Pathetic fallacy is also used through the imagery of nature; the
His venture into the forest becomes redefined by the internal struggle of whether to keep fighting or choosing to give up all hope in terms of attaining immortality. Gilgamesh’s ethical dilemma in the wilderness provides a sense of endeavour typically illustrated in similar expeditions. At the end of his journey, Gilgamesh carries within him a restored admiration for life. His quest for the secret of immortality comforts him in being cognizant of mortality and flourishes into the courageous King for the city of Uruk as shown through the city walls in which he
Growing up, we are always told to listen to others, but is this really sage advice? “To Build a Fire” by Jack London, is the tale of an adventure through the wild Yukon Trail of Alaska. A man hikes the trail alongside a dog and has to survive the harsh cold, and the only way to do that is to build a fire. An old man from Sulphur Creek gives him advice, to never travel alone in the area’s extreme cold, but he ignores it. London’s text shows us that you should listen to those who know more than you, or harsh consequences will follow your recklessness.
The two poems “Stopping By The Woods” by Robert Frost and “The Snow Storm” by Ralph Waldo Emerson both share Romantic Imagery. However, they differ in elements of individuality. Mr. Frost focuses more on who is speaking and the point of view. On the other hand, Mr. Emerson focuses on imagery and the setting it creates in the audience’s head even though the audience cannot see it.
Oliver uses specific words like “pinewoods” (2) and “darkness” (4) to create the image of a dark forest. She also refers to “deer”, an animal that lives in the forest and “hill” for the reader to imagine a the forest that the speaker is writing about.
Through powerful pictures painted with words, Emerson and Thoreau ask the reader to appreciate the beauty and form of the world around them. From Emerson’s discussion of seeing an oft witnessed landscape upside down through one’s legs to Thoreau’s dialogue about walking through the woods with no destination in mind, the reader gains an understanding of the immensity of the universe while also respecting the tiniest of changes and unobserved items of the past. Who has not had the pleasure of driving down an often travelled path to see something that was never noticed before? It is not that the item was absent on the previous trip, but that the mind and its business prevents one from seeing all of the nuances of a scene that has been viewed hundreds of times before. Both Emerson and Thoreau bring about a greater appreciation for nature through excellently written essays meant to enlighten one to the nature that surrounds and fills
Victor goes to the mountains to clear his mind and help him with his sorrow. “... the unstained snowy mountain-top, the glittering pinnacle, the pine woods, and ragged bare ravine, the eagle, soaring amidst the clouds- they all gathered around me and bade me at peace” (Shelley, 66)