Another poem, "Composed upon Westminster Bridge," expresses the lulling atmosphere of the early morning and its encompassing calm a... ... middle of paper ... ...s are "profuse strains of unpremeditated art," singing exactly what it feels, without restraint. Percy Shelley imagines these feelings of freedom and artless beauty in nature's creations that without imagination would never be conceived. Through poetry, the Romantics, Wordsworth, Coleridge and Shelley, make many connections between the human mind and its natural surroundings by way of imagination. William Wordsworth emphasizes nature's soothing powers on the mind and its short term and long term effects. Shelley, on the other hand, expresses the boundless life of nature and its ability of uninhibited expression.
The remark he made shows that he believed his parents could buy his respect. The remark illustrated that he would decline any offer his parents made to him. Krakauer lets the audience witness the hatred and rebellion McCandless exhibited towards his parents. In addition, he uses an epigraph to highlight why he despised his parents and allow the audience view things from McCandless’ perspective. The epigraph states “I sat at a table where were rich food and wine in abundance, an obsequious attendance, but sincerity and truth were not; and I went away hungry from the inhospitable board” (Krakauer 117).
In his poem The Answer, Robinson Jeffers writes, . "..know that however ugly the parts appear the whole remains beautiful...the greatest beauty is organic wholeness...Love that, not man apart from that." Throughout his life, Robinson Jeffers tries to prove his environmental theories and his beliefs in "inhumanism" and "ecocentricism" and urges everyone to start living a life closer to Nature, the origin of all things on Earth. He has done so by setting himself as the best example - living a life near the sea without even the most essential house appliances like electricity and enjoy most of his time just being close to Nature, where his inspirations for poetry writings come from. All of poems he writes are filled with his attitude towards the dominant world view of Nature and his theory of how we should interact with our environment.
The poem heavily stated that the human should throw down the books, stop “wasting” your life on learning and becoming knowledgeable and book smart when all you have to do is go outside and enjoy nature. This would help you achieve all that is needed in life. Wordsworth thought that nature had a huge impact on the human’s imagination. He felt that nature was humanity’s teacher. That it brought out the human imagination because that all the living organisms inner meaning made man think and put meaning into forming there own ideas instead of accepting those of others.
The poem goes on to state “If I have freedom in my love And in my soul am free” to let Parliament know that Lovelace still considers himself a free man even behind their man made stone walls. This esoteric thought in this famous line “stone walls do not…” is a fine example of Cavalier poetry for which he is notable in his time. King Charles was a lover of fine arts and surrounded himself with such poets. Cavalier poetry was allegorical in nature and while expressing joy, love, and admiration of fine arts, was also used to support the political positions of the throne. Cavaliers were soldiers of the throne and therefore “Cavalier Poets” started as a mocking term and ended up being a description of the type of Poets that King Charles kept in his poli... ... middle of paper ... ...n made walls for the body, but the mind and soul are not bound by walls and are free to open expression and declaration of passion.
William Blake was a first generation Romantic poet. Many of his poems were critical of a society who thought themselves to be almost perfect, a society run by, not their own free will, but the use of technology. He wanted people to question what they had always done, and whether it was morally right. He did so by using varying techniques that set up clashes between ideologies and reality. His poems allow us to see into ‘the eternal world of the spirit’ and his dreams of the sacred England he had always wanted, a place undamaged by technology, a place that is peaceful and tranquil.
The character Mrs. Adams makes the statement when talking to Old Man Warner that, “Some places have already quit lotteries” (263). Mrs. Adams is the character that seems to question tradition and is more likely to stray way from the tradition. Other characters such as Old Man Warner serve to show the readers that some people may never stray away from tradition. After bashing the people in the north village who are talking of giving up the lottery, Old Man Warner says, “There’s always been a lottery” (262). The way Old Man Warner emphasizes the word “always” offers insight to the readers that this tradition will never be strayed from in this village.
Beatty, his boss and Mildred, his wife, would bring a number of arguments that support the further burning of books because it will make people happier. Montag, however, does not convince himself until he meets Clarisse, his neighbor. She offers him the reasons why he should not continue to burn books. Montag, then touches his own ideas which are consistent with those of Clarisse, that is, to start to understand why they should not burn books. Thus Montag resolves his conflict by giving up his job as a firefighter, although in the end he is evading it rather than solving it.
At the end of the first stanza the speaker stops masking. His emotions and tells the audience how he "minded" his mother's death. The speaker states "how queer it was to stare, at one of them not sitting there." Jarrell's use of a period shows the audience the finality of the death. Even though the speaker is clearly troubled by it, he moves on because he can't stop and think about it.
“Tables”, starting with the speaker encouraging his “friend” to get out into the world and “quit” his “books” already has made a decision on the subject. He is claiming that books are boring and an endless “strife” while the outdoor are full of life and “wisdom”. The speaker’s main goal of this poem is to persuade or convince his “friend”. In terms of Romanticism, yes, “Tables” is about the power of nature and how “we murder to dissect”, but there is no sense of self discovery. On the other hand, “Astronomer” is about both nature and the path to self discovery.