Nature and God

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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..) . A baby represents first, first in newnss and first in terms of a new start it represents hope for the future and hope to get wealth. Gold is extravagant and one of the universal indicators of wealth, however, Frost said it is the “hardest to maintain”(Frost.. . The poem reads, “Natures first green is gold,/her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf’s a flower; but only so an hour” (Frost..) . Frost is showing that nature in its most beautiful state, is short lived. Alluding to the powerlessness to hold onto the colors of flowers when they are most beautiful, describes the unending process of evolution. Nothing is sustainable in their best state; things have a limited time in its given form. The leaves changing after a season ends depicts the concepts of evolution referred to by Robert Frost. ... ... middle of paper ... flashes of lightning, dazzling jewels and crystal, rainbows and fire, and heard terrifying bursts of thunder.” (Pagels 42). This demonstrates that Nature and God have been synonymous throughout time. An element of poetry in William Wordsworth's poem, “It is a Beauteous Evening, Calm and Free” is Diction. His descriptive words such as, “beauteous” “calm”, “free”, “breathless”, “adoration”, “tranquility”, “thunder” and “solemn” are words that conjure up a powerful feeling in the readers mind. Nature and God are consistent themes throughout all three poems. Whether it is the calming tone in Wordsworth’s ,“It is a Beauteous Evening, Calm and Free”, the abrupt tone in Frost’s “Nothing Gold Can Stay” or whether it contains ebb and flow as it does in Wordsworth’s “The World is Too Much With Us”, they all showed the connection between Nature and God.

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