The tree shows its connection with humans perfectly through its sad story of its doomed life. "In a Green Night" by Derek Walcott is a poem that looks simple on the outside. Through metaphors, paradoxes, and repetition the poem tells a fable. The poem tells the fable of an artist burdened with his ability to think and create which becomes both his doom and his glory.
The Psychology of Robert Frost’s Nature Poetry Robert Frost’s nature poetry occupies a significant place in the poetic arts; however, it is likely Frost’s use of nature is the most misunderstood aspect of his poetry. While nature is always present in Frost’s writing, it is primarily used in a “pastoral sense” (Lynen 1). This makes sense as Frost did consider himself to be a shepherd. Frost uses nature as an image that he wants us to see or a metaphor that he wants us to relate to on a psychological level. To say that Frost is a nature poet is inaccurate.
The trees are described as that “which barely stood aside to let the narrow path creep through” (449).This immediately brings to mind the old adage of the straight and narrow road, which generally considered a moral and ethical means of conducting oneself. Further strengthening this sentiment is the narrator’s description of this path as “as lonely as can be” (449). The straight and narrow road is often described as a lonely one, because it’s believed that most people will take the easiest way possible. In this light, the forest represents all that is evil in this world or the path of sinners. As Young Goodman Brown gets deeper into the forest he wonders whether he will encounter the devil himself (449).
“perching high on broken bone of a dead tree” in the phrase there are tow negative words. These negative words show that the Vul... ... middle of paper ... ...g and Vultures to show the different political issues. In the poem Blessing visual images are portrayed about third world poverty, and in the poem Vultures it more about war a more political issue. Even though poverty is a political issue it could be easily stopped but would take a long time. War alternatively would take a long time and could also easily be.
The major motif, which is a structure or device that assists in developing themes, in The Scarlet Letter follows the same basic principle throughout, a binary opposition. Whether it be light-vs.-dark, civilization-vs.-the wilderness, or truth-vs.-fallacy, binary opposition dominates the entire novel. These conflicts may all be seen in a short passage from the book. "And yet they lingered. The forest path back to the settlement looked dreary: There Hester Prynne would once again take up the burden of her shame, and the minister the hollow mockery of his reputation!
“When I had journeyed half of our life’s way, I found myself within a shadowed forest, for I had lost the path that does not stray. Ah, it is hard to speak of what it was, that savage forest, dense and difficult, which even in recall renews my fear: so bitter — death is hardly more severe!” (Alighieri, Canto I, 1-7). Dante immediately establishes the allegorical plane on which his story is set. Taking place around 1300, his journey through the dark, twisted forest is vaguely described, most likely due to the protagonist's sleepy disorientation. This spooky woodland proves to be a product of his of imagination and incorporates ideas from various traditions — including the forest as an entrance to Hades as described by Virgil in his Aeneid and its association of sin with “a region of unlikeness” in Augustine’s Confessions (Confessions, 7.10).
Frost uses metaphor in a way that gives meaning to simple actions, perhaps exploring his own insecurities before nature by setting the poem amongst a tempest of “dark” sentiments. Like a metaphor for the workings of the human mind, the pull between the “promises” the traveller should keep and the lure of death remains palpably relevant to modern life. The multitudes of readings opened up through the ambiguity of metaphor allows for a setting of pronounced liminality; between life and death, “night and day, storm and heath, nature and culture, individual and group, freedom and responsibility,” Frost challenges his readers to delve deep into the subtlety of tone and come to a very personal conclusion.
The deep, dark forest in the puritan town represents the internal evil of the villagers. The forest is viewed as mysterious, unknown and inhabited by the devil, while the town is pleasant safe and where his wife, "Faith," is. During Goodman Brown's walk through the "dark forest," he sees and learns that many of his mentors and relatives have chosen the path of evil. The forest is where all the respectable people of the town go to vent their evil while outside of the forest, they seem like they are pure and good. Hawthorne adds to the symbolism by personifying the trees "which barely stood aside to let the narrow path creep through" as Brown "walks alongside a dreary road."
In this poem the author (Gerald Manley Hopkins) displays many themes, directly relating to the humans devastation of the trees in Binsey. But the most prominent theme exhibited throughout this poem is mankind's destructive attitude towards nature. Hopkins portrays mankind's destruction of nature as savage, senseless, and inhuman. He shows humans with disregard towards nature, and its possible that Hopkins believes that the felling of the aspens is unnecessary, even a breach of the trees rights. This atmosphere is built up mostly in the second stanza, using phonological effects.
Later on, it was renamed Luquillo forest reserve in 1903. Deforestation is a major issue in the El Yunque forest. It is very illegal, but people have found their way around those laws because there were only certain borders that they had to stay out of. So, they simply did just that and went around the borders. El Yunque’s mountains, vegetation, and organisms, make it a very unique beautiful place.