John Muir’s essay, The Calypso Borealis, and William Wordsworth’s poem, I wandered Lonely as a Cloud, are two wonderfully written works centered towards their love for nature. They were able to create vivd images in the reader’s head through their writing as well as emotional transitions. Both works, inspired by events in the 19th century, have their differences, however, their emotion and love for nature is the same and creates the same impact with the
This week reading was enjoyable because I love poetry that uses nature as inspiration. In the reading “Urban Tumbleweed” by Harryette Mullen it was interesting because she made connections to her daily walks to inspiration for poetry, for example, she stated “desire to strengthen a sensible habit by linking it to pleasurable activity. I wanted to incorporate into my life a daily practice of walking and writing poetry”. Mullen’s text is also very relatable to me because I know that when I’m writing, I need a change of scenery, being inside and siting in a chair makes me feel less relax and more anxious. Furthermore, going outside when the weather is nice is relaxing and soothing to the mind.
Romanticism in ¨From Song of Myself¨ From song of myself, is a very open minded poem as the author Walt Whitman speaks so much in this poem about himself. Throughout the poem there is a variety of topics going on through every other line in where Walt Whitman declares that he is going to celebrate himself in his poem by all the personal opinions he provides in it. In this poem, Whitman explains how much he loves the world, especially nature and how everything fits together just as it should. To begin with, Whitman throughout the poem shows a lot about what he believes and what he's opposed to as the states that he is both the body and the soul. By providing the lines he provides, it reflects his individualism as well as gives ideas about the topic of his poem as the title says it clear that it is about himself.
While in the city Tom and Gatsby both claim to always have had Daisy’s love. It is also the day that myrtle is hit and killed by Daisy. Fitzgerald includes the weather in his writings as a way to help readers connect to the stories events. Fitzgerald used the theme of weather through a combination of temperature and wind, rain storms, and hot summer days while simultaneously intertwining it into the character’s lives. The foreshadows of the weather in The Great Gatsby, gave readers insight on certain events and people in the novel.
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.
Poems are meant to make a person see, think, or feel something. Robert Frost, a well-known poet, uses them and nature as a way to symbolize life. Robert frost uses elements of nature as a metaphor in “The Road Not Taken”. Robert frost uses elements of nature as a metaphor in “Nothing Gold Can Stay”. Robert frost uses elements of nature as a metaphor in “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”.
The Themes in these authors writings are also different. Theme of Walt Whitman is very focused of celebration and unity of life, whereas Emily’s are the opposite with themes including: death, the end of life, sadness, despair, depression. Walt’s writing, for example in “Leaves of Grass” Whitman writes, “I loafe and invite my soul,/an and loafe at my ease observing a spear of summer grass”(whitman).Readers can easily sense a theme of life, joy and nature in his writing. In contrast
These things all have a great impact on the setting of the book. The references made to nature throughout the novel affect the characters mood. “The very winds whispered in soothing accents, and maternal nature bade me we know more” (77). This quotation from the book shows the impact that nature expressed to Victor that made him feel relieved and happy. “My spirits were elevated by the enchanting and parents of nature; the past was blotted from my memory, the presence was tranquil, and the future gilded by bright rays of hope and anticipations of joy” (96).
The Summer Day The poem "Summer Day" by Mary Oliver is a powerful poem that gives to the readers an effective message through every word. The use of the nature imagery of the author in the poem gives a sense of life. For example, by using the bear, the grasshopper, and the grass the author establishes an imagery of nature, These elements are important in the poem because they represent life, a significant word to the meaning of the poem. In addition, the author introduces religion as an insignificant point when being thankful. In line 11, she expresses"I don't know exactly what a prayer is "to emphasizes that religion is not necessary to be thankful for life.It means that people can be thankful for life without praying just appreciating
This use of images lets the reader imagine the scenes Frost sets in their minds, therefore, letting them see the temporary nature of the world. For example, throughout the poem, Frost practices using brief descriptions of nature. The poem describes a sun rising and setting quickly. In addition, the third and fourth line, Frost says, “Her early leaf’s a flower;/ But only so for an hour” (source). This quote allows for the reader to picture a newborn flower that wilts soon after it blooms.