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  • William Cullen Bryant

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    William Cullen Bryant was an American poet, born on November 3, 1794, in the rural town of Cummington, Massachusetts, to encouraging and supportive parents. He was widely recognized as child-prodigy, for the publication of his first poem in the Hampshire Gazette in Northampton, Massachusetts at the age of twelve(Byam and Levine, 491). It was no more than a year later that he wrote the long anti-Jefferson poem, The Embargo, that was printed as a pamphlet by his father. In the year 1810, Bryant was admitted

  • Thanatopsis by William Cullen Bryant

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    Thanatopsis by William Cullen Bryant The poem, "Thanatopsis," written by William Cullen Bryant, is a wonderful literary work which explores the often controversial questions of death. William Cullen Bryant wrote Thanatopsis when he was seventeen years of age. Thanatopsis was written in blank verse. Within his well written lines Bryant attempts to show the relationship between death's eternal questions and the ongoing cycle of nature and life. Upon concluding the poem many readers

  • Thanatopsis by William Cullen Bryant

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    The poem,”Thanatopsis”, written by William Cullen Bryant is an excellent example of American poetry. This literary work explores the controversial question of death. Although “Thanatopsis” comes from the Greek and means “a view or contemplation of death”, it can also be seen as a contemplation of nature. Within the lines Bryant compares the eternal question of death with the ongoing cycle of nature and life. Bryant makes the connection between God and nature through society, imagery, and trust

  • Thanatopsis by William Cullen Bryant

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    The poem “Thanatopsis” by William Cullen Bryant reveals a very unusual aspect of nature. While most people think of nature as beauty and full of life, Bryant takes a more interesting approach to nature. He exposes a correlation between nature, life, death, and re-birth. Using nature as a foothold, Bryant exercises methods such as tone, setting, and imagery in a very intriguing way while writing “Thanatopsis.” First, tone is a very important aspect of the poem “Thanatopsis.” While reading the poem

  • Thanatopsis by William Cullen Bryant

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    Thanatopsis by William Cullen Bryant The fear of death and dying is felt by everybody at some point in their lives. It is a perfectly natural fear and is hardwired into us. It is one that even assists in the survival of the human species. In "Thanatopsis" by William Cullen Bryant, this fear is recognized and seemingly implied as being unnecessary. In this poem, Bryant uses his understanding of death to first acknowledge the fears about it and then try to comfort the reader. This acknowledgement

  • Death in Thanatopsis by William Cullen Bryant

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    Death in Thanatopsis by William Cullen Bryant When people ponder death they wonder about the unknown with trepidation. As a young man, William Cullen Bryant wrote the "Thanatopsis." His thoughts progress from the fear of death to the acceptance of the event. People should not fear death because everyone dies and becomes a part of nature. A person should live life without fearing death and think of death as a pleasant rest. In the poem Bryant says, "When thoughts/Of the last bitter hour come

  • The Theme Of Death In Thanatopsis By William Cullen Bryant

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    “Thanatopsis” written by William Cullen Bryant and “Poems #479 because I could not stop for Death” written by Emily Dickinson they both show an extremely solid theme in their poems. Both poems revolved around death. William Cullen Bryant wrote “Thanatopsis” in 1811. Even though the themes in “Thanatopsis” is center entirely on death. The mood in the story is slightly joyful and uplifting in numerous ways. Emily Dickinson wrote “Poems #479” in 1890. The people in William Cullen Bryant and Emily Dickinson live

  • Nature and Faith in To a Waterfowl by Cullen Bryant

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    Bryant went through many hard times throughout his life; from losing family members to being socially isolated. He lost many family members and close friends. The one death that hurt him the most was his father’s. Bryant’s father was a very important part of his life; his father taught him many things throughout his lifetime. His father submitted five of his poems into the North American Review, one of those were the first version of “Thanatopsis”. It is said that Bryant mourned his father’s death

  • William Cullen Bryant Examines Nature

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    William Cullen Bryant Examines Nature William Cullen Bryant can very easily be linked to the Transcendentalists. Most of his themes in his writings are concerning the nature of life and the nature of nature. "The Yellow Violet" is an example of a poem about the nature of life. "The Prairies," on the other hand, is an example of the nature of nature. Though these two poems of Bryant's are both about the beautiful world of trees, flowers, and fields, they take on a different perspective of

  • Death in the Poetry of William Cullen Bryant and Emily Dickinson

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    Poetry of William Cullen Bryant and Emily Dickinson: The Theme of Death Many poems are written about death. The two poets William Cullen Bryant and Emily Dickinson were very influential trancendental writers. Bryant writing Thanatopsis And Emily Dickinson's "Because I Could Not Stop for Death" are basically more alike then than they are similar for the fact that there views on Death are the same, but what happens to you after is what is disimiliar,although Dickinsons and Bryants poems are very different

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