Walt Whitman's When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer

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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. Walt Whitman poem is about the marvel of astronomy. He wanted to learn about the stars. He went and heard an astronomer. He tells, “When I heard the learn’d astronomer, When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me.” All the data about astronomy was laid out in front of him, but this did not captivate his interest or filled his curiosity. It mad things worst. His plan to see the beauty in the stars was turned to boredom and sitting in a tiresome, lackluster lecture. He writes, “How soon unaccountable I became tired and sick.” The lecture, data, and astronomer were not the beauty he wanted to see. The visual experience is what he wanted to see. The silence and view of the stars was better for him than the lecture and data. The beauty is what he really wanted. He did not want the hard facts. He ... ... middle of paper ... ...y. An astronomer could not give the speaker what he wanted. He did not want the graphs and data. Those bored him to a extent that he left the lecture. He went outside and was satisfied more with just the silence of the stars and night-air. He did not need the notes or an establish astronomer to see the beauty. In “The World Is Too Much with Us” the speaker shows the fault of society and how less of nature in evolved. The speaker, if he could, would try to just for a small portion of nature in his life. He wants a glimpse so he would not feel like he is forgetting about nature. He wants to see the Sea. Proteus or Triton is want he wanted. Even if it makes him “A pagan suckled in a creed outworn.” The beauty in nature is want both speakers wan, and what both writers explain. Nature has more to offer and show than the world, graphs, data, or astronomer can ever show.
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