Nature is around us, willingly or unwillingly, and it’s up to writers to be able to express their feeling for nature in any way possible. Different people have different ways of perceiving and interpreting nature. Some may view it as calming and peaceful, while others may perceive it as torturous. Nevertheless, the authors from the essay and the poem definitely have a good relationship with nature. As they describe in depth their feelings towards nature, it becomes more clear the differences that these authors have with their relationship with nature.
Theodore Roethke writes with one of the most unique voices in poetry, its poems contain a richness of feelings communicated with pure honesty. In his poem “Meditation at Oyster Bay” the speaker draws the reader into his journey as he describes in great detail that entire he sees while meditating at this special place. The appeal of this poem is the visual effects; the reader can see what the speaker is describing. Roethke’s poetry about nature was one subject he focus on his writing was an outlet he used to deal with his trouble past. Born Theodore Huebner Roethke in Saginaw, Michigan to local farmers Otis and Helen Roethke who were owners of a beautiful greenhouse and his love of nature began here.
Mary Oliver, born in 1935, is most well known for her descriptions of the natural world and how that world of simplicity relates to the complexity of humanity. Her poem, “Flare”, is no different, as it illustrates the relationship between human emotions; such as the feeling of nostalgia, and the natural world. “Flare” is featured in her book published in 2000, The Leaf and The Cloud: A Poem. At the time of writing the book, Oliver was 65 years old, living with her partner Molly Cook in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Oliver is said to have based most of her poetry on her experience living in Provincetown and has found inspiration from walks by the water near her house.
It is an example of a Romantic novel. It includes many Romantic features like nature, overflow of emotions, gothic elements, imagination, and individuality. The theme of nature is obvious in the novel. The Romantics believed that people should be one with nature. They were enthralled with mysterious forces of nature.
In my opinion, I think the essay “A literature of Place” was a nice writing with good ideas. Lopez went into a lot of detail with all of the thoughts he had, so it was easier to understand what he was talking about. Nature in his point of view seemed a little weird to me. Lopez stated that you needed an intimate relationship with nature; I don’t think that relationship is necessary. Yes I love nature and I have many great memories from it, but I don’t see it was an intimate type of love.
Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein says, “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” Essayist John Muir and Poet William Wordsworth both had one thing in common; they saw the beauty of nature and the correlation it had with life and they rejoiced in it. While John Muir revealed his strong, spiritual relationship with nature. On the other hand, William Wordsworth’s colorless and tedious outlook on the world is enlivened by nature in his poem “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” He enlivened his outlook on the world and saw the beauty nature brought to it. Both authors use imagery and personification to vividly illustrate a picture of the natural beauty they were surrounded by and how they rejoiced in
Our environment, although outside us, is a part of us. Not only the image of nature, but something conceptualized in a way that only a few people have been able to capture through words. One of these people being an author, named Jon Krakauer. In his novel ‘Into the Wild’ Krakauer elaborates on a bond created between a young man and the wild. John Muir, Aldo Leopold, and Henry David Thoreau have conveyed and elucidated the same ideology that krakauer uses in his book; Joy does not only radiate from human relation, but a further understanding of nature and the wilderness, a man 's deepest roots, gives an increased sense of freedom and happiness.
Leilah Smith Dr. Cothren English II G March 1, 2018 Behind the Scenes: The Blissfulness of Nature Nature is a pure and natural source of renewal, according to Romantics who frequently emphasized the glory and beauty of nature throughout the Romantic period. Poets, artists, writers, and philosophers all believe the natural world can provide healthy emotions and morals. William Wordsworth, a notorious Romantic poet, circles many of his poems around nature and its power including his “The World is Too Much With Us” and “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud.” At first glance, the two poems seem alike, with many parallels corresponding to the importance of nature and its impact on human beings. Although both poems have different tonal approaches, they both come to the same conclusion that nature is a necessity to all human beings. Wordsworth’s livid tone in “The World is Too Much with us” presents his true feelings towards the materialistic ideals during the Industrialization period whereas “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” is more light and simple.
Kristen Beidleman 3/20/17 Mr.Chernisky Life Lessons Through Nature Nature is expressed in the world in many ways like beauty, peace, and youth, but it can also teach people lessons on how to live their life. The poem “Thanatopsis” by William Bryant, the short story of “ The Ambitious Guest” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, and the essay “ Self Reliance” by Ralph Emerson all have lessons on how to live through nature. The poem Thanatopsis is about what nature has to say about death and dying. It discusses how everyone experiences death and it should be not be feared but embraced. The lesson teached by nature is explained through the quote “Go forth, under the open sky, and list To Nature’s teachings, while from all around Earth and her waters, and the
After reading and examining the novel, the choices Chris McCandless made were due to his observation of the Romantic movement. Throughout the novel, Chris exhibits qualities of nature, manifest destiny, and idealism, therefore he is a Romantic. Chris is a Romantic because he fulfills the nature tenet. The majority of Into the Wild takes place in nature, which emphasizes the Romantic tendencies of Chris. An avid reader, much of Chris’ stringent ideology came from novels by authors such as Tolstoy and London.