Alliteration In The Poem I Poem

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Step 1: The tone of this poem is mostly anger combined with a sense of sarcasm. Woodsworth continuously castigated humans on continuously putting their energy and interests into material things. He sarcastically exclaimed that he would rather be a Pagan suckled in creed watching Proteus rising from the sea and her Triton blowing on his conch shell than be in a world of people that he was ashamed of. Woodsworth seemed to want fresh perspective of nature while watching all the ungrateful people of the world be held in a wrath for their fixation on materialism. Woodsworth used first person plural in the first eight lines of the poem while he then transitioned into first person singular. He utilized “we, us, and our” to make it known that humans, even himself, need to pay more attention towards what the world has for us. The transition from “we” to “I” helped to parallel the effect of the poem from becoming preach-like since he probably deserved some blame. Most of the lines were written in iambic pentameter. Each pair consisted of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable which were displayed in lines 5 and 6. Wordsworth's sonnet is of the Petrarchan variety and there are also several types of beats that give the poem a sense of variation. There was also metaphor, simile, and alliteration involved in the poem. Alliteration was used when he made the sea sound as if it were a human (“bares her bosom”). He then compared a musical instrument as humanity for he felt that humanity was beginning to be in less unison with nature which ties into metaphor. The seventh line of the poem brought in simile as he used “like” to make the comparison of the winds being up-gathered like sleeping flowers. The ultimate them of this poem is t... ... middle of paper ... to die. Woodsworth proved a valid point by stating that people “see little in Nature” while they “we waste our powers”. His only request was to see more people less alienated form from what Mother Nature has to offer. Step 3: Woodsworth embodies the image of an environmentalist as he conveyed a liking of nature rather than the creations of mankind. His poem grieves at the loss of nature in society. Modern Society is so caught up in “getting and spending” money in business and enterprises that it ignores all the glory and pristine within nature. This theme remains as an important theme in the world today as people are held up with worldwide affairs pertaining to money that it disables one’s ability to come across what really matters. Humanity’s fixation on material substances has been a problem in the past and will continue to be a problem for generations to come.

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes the tone of woodsworth's poem, which is mostly anger combined with a sense of sarcasm.
  • Analyzes the elements of romanticism in woodsworth's poem, such as the dangers of technology, strong senses, emotions, and awe of nature.
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