He does this to establish a common thread between the reader and Earth. It is easier for someone, reading Bryant’s work, to begin believing his ideas about nature if “Nature” is referred to as a human being. Along with Bryant’s approach to the reader his description of the connection between man and nature is also very romantic. “Go forth under the open sky, and list – To Nature’s teachings, while from all around – Earth and her waters, and the depths of air, - Comes a still voice-”(470). In this quote Bryant begins to speak about how Nature offers comfort, “When thoughts – Of the last bitter hour come like a blight – over they spirit..”(470), through a “still voice”(470), implying that Nature speaks.
The narrator’s return to a beloved place in nature. He argues, several times, the importance of nature. “A worshipper of Nature, hither came / Unwearied in that service; rather say / With warmer love-oh! with far deeper zeal / Of holier love” (152-155). The importance of nature comes from this parallel between nature and religion.
(40-49) Wordsworth was claiming th... ... middle of paper ... ...e it was 'full of blessings'; (134). And if she ever happened to be alone, scared, in pain or in grief, Wordsworth wanted her to look upon these 'healing thoughts'; (144) and think of him. Wordsworth's 'Tintern Abbey'; is the poetry of consciousness and becoming aware of this state, and the understanding of where one fits into the scheme of everything within the world. Wordsworth looked into life as an active participant ready to grasp all knowledge and understanding that was available to him. So although he missed the abbey and lost some of his youth, he had gained ten-fold by being able to interpret his feelings through his own perception and knowledge.
Wordsworth professes to "sensations sweet / Felt in the blood, and felt along the heart" (lines 28-29) which the memories of nature can inspire when he is lonely, just as the hermit is lonely. Wordsworth desires nature only because of his separateness, and the more isolated he feels the mor... ... middle of paper ... ...ame more involved with human concerns. He has become more thoughtful and sees nature in the light of those thoughts. He has traded the boundless energy for maturity and the "still, sad music of humanity" (line 92). Wordsworth ends the poem with the fifth stanza, a farewell to the abbey and the inspiration it has given him.
As these authors write their literature about nature, they illustrate the significance that it brings to oneself, community, God, and those relationships. It is important for modern readers to value nature, as the Romantic authors do, because it is there that a person reflects on his or her self, finds a greater understanding of life and his or her surroundings, and becomes close to God. It is important for modern readers to value nature, as the Romantic authors do, because it is there that a person reflects on his or her self. As Emerson describes the value of nature and how it pertains to peoples’ lives, he focuses on the aspect of the importance of isolation within nature, as he writes: “To go into solitude, a man needs to retire as much from his chamber as from society…But if a man would be alone, let him look at the stars. The
CS: Personification appears all throughout the poem, and it is not by mistake. The poet personifies flowers and nature in order to send messages to or remind man that even amidst the chaotic ruin that instigates his neglecting of nature, he still has that sense of happiness and delight in him. CONCLUSION: In her lyrical poem “In Spite of War,” poet Angela Morgan utilizes nature imagery and personification to deliver its main message. The motif of blossoming flowers makes them symbols of hope that foil the allegory of war. Interaction between man and nature is also touched upon, hinting to avert from constant misery and live optimistically.
He implicated nature with human actions and feelings, bringing the daffodils, the waves and other aspects of nature to life. “The emphasis on the happiness of the daffodils and their large number serves to point up sharply the isolation and dispiritedness of the speaker,” as Robert DiYanni quoted. The various words together with the other elements that William Wordsworth constructed in the poem not only reflected joy, but also nature’s harmony with human beings and their coexistence on earth. Bibliography: DiYanni, Robert. Literature: Reading fiction, Poetry, and Drama.
The Influence of Nature in Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey by William Wordsworth In "Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey," William Wordsworth explains the impact of Nature from Tintern Abbey in his every day life. "Tintern Abbey" shows the great importance of nature to Wordsworth in his writings, love for life, and religion. The memories he has of Tintern Abbey make even the darkest days full of light. 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.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge was known for being a big hearted man. In his poem “This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison” Coleridge proves this legacy by caring for his dear friend Charles. In his own discontentment, Coleridge sits in his garden and wishes his friend could enjoy the luxuries of nature daily. His situation that summer in 1797 provided him the opportunity to emotionally express this simple appreciation of nature in three brilliant stanzas. Initially, the situation of Coleridge’s circumstances and the story are vital in dissecting this poem.
The poem enlightens the reader on the awesome power and depth of nature, which Wordsworth has discovered in his trials and tribulations upon the earth. Thus, to fully understand the significance of nature in all lives told through "Lines Composed A few Miles Above Tintern Abbey" one must understand the setting and mood, as well as comprehend the rhyme scheme, and use of many diverse poetic devices that interact within the poem. One is able to gain insight into "Lines Composed a Few Lines Above Tintern Abbey" by first trying to understand the mood and setting of the poem. Although it "is a miniature of the long poem Wordsworth never quite wrote" (Robyn Young p.409) it lacked nothing as far as depth and intensity goes. Wordsworth was very skilled in such areas, although his writing may be come very complex it is said that it was a result of "the spontaneous overflow of emotion" (Gale Net).