John Muir and William Wordsworth are both very lonely writers. They both also love nature. This can be seen through their writings. They were depressed but nature brought them happiness. They both find nature very peaceful and beautiful. Wordsworth and Muir express their connection and compassion for nature using similes and hyperboles as if nature was a real person making it easier for the reader to connect with the story. John Muir uses similes and hyperboles to talk about nature. John Muir talks of nature in a few different ways: “It seems wonderful that so frail and lovely a plant has such power over human hearts” and “more memorable and impressive than any of my meetings with human beings.” Here, he describes nature as something that
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From the lone hiker on the Appalachian Trail to the environmental lobby groups in Washington D.C., nature evokes strong feelings in each and every one of us. We often struggle with and are ultimately shaped by our relationship with nature. The relationship we forge with nature reflects our fundamental beliefs about ourselves and the world around us. The works of timeless authors, including Henry David Thoreau and Annie Dillard, are centered around their relationship to nature.
When thinking about nature, Hans Christian Andersen wrote, “Just living is not enough... one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” John Muir and William Wordsworth both expressed through their writings that nature brought them great joy and satisfaction, as it did Andersen. Each author’s text conveyed very similar messages and represented similar experiences but, the writing style and wording used were significantly different. Wordsworth and Muir express their positive and emotional relationships with nature using diction and imagery.
Ralph Waldo Emerson was an eloquent American writer who was an eminent figure in the transcendentalist movement, believing that the truths of the universe are beyond our knowledgeable capabilities and can only be obtained through harmony with nature. He strongly believes in appreciative yet not engaging with nature, and talks of how the outward world brings one delight and exhilaration in his essay “Nature”. In this essay, he speaks of how, when alone and immersed in nature, “all mean egotism vanishes”. The woods and silence strip people of their haughty human tendencies and puts them in a sense of awe, and makes them feel small against the immensity of nature. The sublime power of the woods washes
Beauty is always in nature. It is express in many ways. In the poem “When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer” by Walt Whitman express the beauty in the stars. Just looking up in space gave him peace. Walt writes about the fascination of the stars. How the night sky can transform a situation. He writes experiencing this phenomenon first hand is better than having it told. In most cases, the real is better than the copy. The beauty of the experience is needed, and to see the real thing than what is told. Whitman express how the night sky was all he needed and his feelings. In the poem “The World Is Too Much with Us” by William Wordsworth, the premise is like Whitman poem. It is the beauty in nature, and how people are not looking for nature to inspire. People are just looking less of nature. Both works show the worldly influence in people’s life. In both pieces, Whitman and Wordsworth showing how nature brings true beauty.
As a result of Wordsworth's many memories of Tintern Abbey, his life appears to be happy. The recollection of Tintern Abbey influences Wordsworth to acts of kindness and love. Likewise, Wordsworth is influenced from the natural surroundings of Tintern Abbey. Bloom said, "The poet loves nature for its own sake alone, and the presence of nature gives beauty to the poets mind…" (Bloom Poetry 409). Nature inspires Wordsworth poetically. Nature gives a landscape of seclusion that implies a deepening of the mood of seclusion in Wordsworth's mind. This helps Wordsworth become inspired in his writings while at the same time he is inspired in his heart (B...
Wordsworth had nature as his religion, and that was the main theme of his work and also a characteristic of romanticism. And it’s also very clear on this poem.
William Wordsworth was, in my eyes one of the best know romanticist writers of his time. Most of his pieces talk about nature and religion. He, like most romantic poets of his time revolted against the industrial revolution and wrote many pieces about nature in order to go up against it. During the industrial revolution there were many factories being built up that took away most of the open countryside that everyone enjoyed.
In William Wordsworth's 'The World is Too Much With Us,' this poem heeds warning to his generation. This warning is that they are losing sight of what is actually important in this world: nature and God. To some people both of these are the same thing '...as if lacking appreciation for the natural gifts of God is not sin enough, we add to it the insult of pride for our rape of His land' (Wordsworth). With his words, Wordsworth makes this message perpetual and everlasting. William Wordsworth loved nature and based many of his poems on it. He uses very strong diction to get his point and feelings across. This poem expresses Wordsworth's feeling about nature and religion containing a melodic rhythm (Wordsworth). Each line and each word were chosen very carefully to express his thoughts and feelings. His references to God and Greek Gods catch the reader's eye to find out why he connects God to nature (Gill). His soft tones and harsh words make the reader feel and see what the speaker does.
Samuel Coleridge and William Wordsworth are both fine romantic poets who express their inner connection with nature in a way that alters their life in a substantial way. In both Samuel Coleridge’s, “Frost at Midnight” and William Wordsworth’s, “Tintern Abbey”, one can determine that both poets use descriptive imagery to alter the readers’ visual sense. The similarities are found in the structure in which both poets write. Both Coleridge and Wordsworth lament the past for not being as connected with nature as they should have been. However, what differentiates Coleridge and Wordsworth is their personal opinion on what their roles is in nature. While Wordsworth believes that he has matured in his outlook
The significance of nature is apparent in Victorian poetry. There are Victorian poets who view the connection to nature of human beings. Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Coventry Patmore, and Dante Gabriel Rossetti exemplify nature as being exuberant, indifferent, and sorrowful in a variation of their poetry.
Initially, Wordsworth uses nature as a romantic element in his poem. Wordsworth states many time in his poem about the nature that he sees at the abbey he is visiting again. “Once again do I behold these...
Nature has been a major theme for poets for centuries. However, it came an even more prominent theme in the Romantic era. Not only do the poems focus on the natural world, but also human nature. A poet who does this the most is William Wordsworth. Wordsworth’s images and metaphors mix natural scenery, religious symbolism and the images of his own rustic and nature filled childhood and other places perfectly humanity and nature.
Through the ingenious works of poetry the role of nature has imprinted the 18th and 19th century with a mark of significance. The common terminology ‘nature’ has been reflected by our greatest poets in different meanings and understanding; Alexander Pope believed in reason and moderation, whereas Blake and Wordsworth embraced passion and imagination.