Themes In Robinson Jeffers's Their Beauty Has More Meaning

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“Their Beauty Has More Meaning,” written by Robinson Jeffers is seventeen lines that all flow with admiration for nature. Jeffers introduced the poem solemnly with the title referring to a their, leaving the audience wondering to whom Jeffers is referring to. Throughout the poem, Jeffers focuses on five forces: storms, the moon, the ocean, dawn, and the birds. There are certain words that are structured differently to show emphasis and the importance of these words to the author. After carefully analyzing the poem, it is evident that Jeffers is trying to convey that nature is a sacred treasure that truly represents the ultimate deity. After leaving the audience questioning the identity of “their”, the speaker opens the poem by describing…show more content…
However, in the eyes of the speaker they saw the opposite. Because the ocean is such a strong, powerful force of nature, the speaker thought that whether the ocean was ferocious or serene, it was still something worth worshipping or admiring. Perhaps the admiration comes from the ocean’s ability to change its reputation so quickly, yet be adored and treasured by people all over the world. After listening to the speaker’s portrayal of the ocean, it is noticeable that they are absolutely awestruck. They talk about the ocean with such verneration, making it evident that the ocean, which is a force of nature can ultimately make others appreciate its mere existence. Once they finished speaking about the beauty of the ocean, the author changes its tone, from awestruck to resigned. The speaker greatly enjoys seeing the ocean and all of its beautiful characteristics however, knows that at some point they will be dead, gone, departed; they are aware that when it happens, they won’t be able to see these beautiful forces of nature. Frankly, the speaker accepts it, they understand that it will all be okay in the end
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