(192) Here an ember represents our fading years through life and nature is remembering the childhood that has escaped over the years. As far as Wordsworth and his moods go I think he is very touched by nature. I can picture him seeing life and feeling it in every flower, ant, and piece of grass that crosses his path. The emotion he feels is strongly suggested in this line "To me the meanest flower that blows can give / Thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears." (193) Not only is this showi... ... middle of paper ... ...d of this poem Shelley asks, "If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?"
Nature and God are the main themes in “Robert Frost poem, “Nothing Gold Can Stay”, William Wordsworth’s poems, “The World is Too Much With Us”, and “It is a Beauteous Evening”. The poets portray the themes of Nature and God both explicitly and implicitly, exposing the reader to a variety of ways in which nature and God is synonymous. Robert Frost’s poem, “Nothing Gold Can Stay”, is an excellent demonstration of the cycle of life with its consistency in beginnings and endings. The snapshot of birth to death is synonymous in nature and God. An example of this is tulips in early spring, they bloom very well then they are gone and unless one experiences the tulips they will never know they are there In the first line of the poem, Frost is showing that “Nature’s first” is full of promise for wealth with his reference to “gold” and the promise to be able to achieve this wealth with new life in his reference to “Nature’s first” (Frost..) .
Seize the day talks about living life to the fullest and living for today, not tomorrow. Echoing the use of carpe diem in seduction poems, Herrick is a master of this technique, writing to many “fictional women…on the subject of life’s brevity” (Glancy, 43). Perhaps his most famous poem, “To the Virgins, To Make Much of Time” best illustrates this concept of capre diem in the opening stanza, “Gather ye rosebuds whil... ... middle of paper ... ...a calming feeling. His poem, “To Blossoms” concentrates on leaves and how nature shows it’s beauty but briefly when he says, “Twas pity Nature brought ye forth Merely to show your worth, And lose you quite.” (Herrick, n. page). Herrick sympathizes with the leaves for not being able to show how valuable they are to nature for a long time period.
People say, “Why don’t you say what you mean?” We never do that, do we, being all of us too much poets. We like to talk in parables and in hints and in indirections- whether from diffidence or some other instinct. He holds true to this in Birches, using the figure of a tree to symbolize life, an ice storm to represent the hardships and obstacles that the speaker has encountered throughout this life, and the word “heaven” (Line 56) to mean happiness. Frost’s choices of words relay emotions and feelings to the reader. Birches arouses the senses of sight, sound, and touch.
In the play A Doll House, Henrik Ibsen writes about the typical European marriage in the 19th century with the twist of a metaphorical comparison of the Helmer 's marriage and their home to a doll house. Ibsen also enriches the play with the use of symbolism throughout the story. These symbols include: the macaroons which represent how Nora misleads Torvald, Dr. Rank 's illness and the tarantella dress which represent the things wrong with their marriage. Lastly, another symbol is the Christmas tree which effectively shows that Nora 's place is the house is temporary. The macaroons serve as symbols because they represent Nora 's disobedience and deceitfulness to her husband, Torvald.
After the woodchucks “sleep” he willl wake up to a new beautiful beginning or spring. The speakers sleep is death and his new beautiful beginning is heaven. Frost’s use of metaphors and imagery makes the reader feel as if they have actually taken the journey of the apple-picker’s life. His analogies are so realistic. After reading this poem the reader is capable of viewing the poem further than an apple-picker’s journey of life to death.
Then, he describes the trees reaching out to heaven, being everything it can, to let go. Then, he reminisces about the time, which sets a lighter mood. Pablo Neruda talks about how wonderful his love was, and all the ti... ... middle of paper ... ...heir message. Neruda uses imagery as an aching, lonely night, which is incomplete without her. Frost, on the other hand, uses nature, as imagery to life, where in the beginning had no purpose, but eventually leans that it is his heaven.
To "make much of time" is both to make something happen while time is passing and to pay attention to its passage. It is addressing the virgins. The poem stresses the idea of marriage while love and flesh are still young, or one may live a lonely and loveless life. Here, virgin is literally representing all those who are young and experience, yet to pursue love since they are new and naïve when it comes to love. In the poem "To the virgins, Make Much of Time" Robert Herrick uses poetic structure , literary devices, and lessons to emphasis the importance of actively trying to achieve a goal instead of idling.
Fitzgerald’s use of flowers throughout the book show that you’re dreams are beautiful and can go anywhere but will eventually die off. Nick travels over to Tom’s house to give him a visit. Tom and Nick walk through the house and see Daisy and her friend Jordan begging to wake up for the day. “The other girl daisy made an attempt to rise-she leaned slightly forward with a conscientious expression…” (Fitzgerald pg. 13).
The speaker makes a clever comment about how his apple orchards cannot get across and mess with the cones under his pine trees. The neighbor only responds with, “Good fences make good neighbors (Frost 232).” That exact quote is symbolic of not only the fact that having a wall to separate the apple orchards and pine tree prevents any future conflicts between the neighbors but the same could be said in life. The speaker, for the duration of the poem, contemplates the words of his neighbor. As if to lead the reader to draw their own conclusion on the wall