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    Nature

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    encountering nature the question arises. What is nature and why have historical American figures such as poets and writers focused so much of their time on writing about nature. Well the answer is quit simple. Nature is a part of us and history. It can’t be avoided. After reading this nature causes many natural disasters such as snow and frigid temperatures. Many classic stories discuss the cold winter and survival. Moby Dick talks about a Captains goal to find the great white whale. Nature is a beautiful

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    House of Mirth - The Nature of Nature

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    House of Mirth  - The Nature of Nature Nature, whether in the form of the arctic tundra of the North Pole or the busy street-life of Manhattan, was viewed by Naturalist writers as a phenomena which necessarily challenged individual survival; a phenomena, moreover, which operated on Darwin's maxim of the "survival of the fittest." This contrasted sharply with the Romantic view, which worshipped Nature for its beauty, beneficence and self-liberating powers. In Edith Wharton's The House of

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    context increasingly characterized by artificialization. We produce environments that are simply allusions to idyllic nature, in the form of manufactured nature. This paper seeks to examine some of these manufactured natures; their relationship to what is ‘real’, and their impact on society and nature. Before we look at these examples, it is important to consider what is ‘natural’. Nature is, according to the Oxford Dictionary, the phenomena of the physical world collectively, including plants, animals

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    The Nature of Natural

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    Nature has been by and large expressed through the color green in art, film, photography, and life. For some of us, nature is a memory; a green place buried in our minds of a vacation to the Sequoias, an apple orchard, the home garden, or a television program on the planet earth. It’s no mistake that nature simultaneously awakens all our senses and makes us aware of its presence. There are many cultural movements today who defend the habitat of nature; with full-hearted attempts to hold corporations

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    The Nature of Frost

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    descriptive use of nature with its beauty and splendor. These images hold in a reader's mind and are hard to forget. In many of the works of Robert Frost, you can see the use of nature to convey emotions and thoughts. Not only does Frost use nature to convey images and emotions, but he allows for nature to take its place in the human world around him. Frost's nature poetry is closely related to his pastorlism (Lynen), but unlike most pastoralists, Frost includes nature. Robert Frost saw nature as an alien

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    Natures Gems

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    Natures Gems Desperately gripping the bend with screeching tires I accelerated down the slope toward a secluded lake, my lake. Edging the car over to the side, I wandered down to the water dampening my hand, revelling in the cool fluidity of it, feeling the burden of my conscience being lightened. I sat by its side, tossing stones into it’s willowy depths, watching the ripples slowly radiate from the epicentre. Stripping to the waste I waded out into the lake, the water was cold and refreshing

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    The Notion of Nature

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    humans be without nature? Scientifically, no creature could have ever existed without nature; earth could not have even existed without it. Despite this, people treat the environment in varying ways – some abuse it, while others respect and cherish it. William Golding’s The Lord of the Flies points out these assorted reactions to wildlife. Through the British boys’ characterization, Golding illustrates that humans instinctively react to nature in one of three ways: avoiding nature, harmoniously living

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    The Purpose of Nature A simple quote from Albert Einstein, “look deep into nature and you will understand everything better,” sums up how the world should be working together; yet it is not. Throughout the stories of Robinson Crusoe, written by Daniel Defoe, Life of Pi, written by Yann Martel, and The Red Turtle, directed by Michael Dudok de Wit, the audience is taken on a journey throughout nature, showing the differences in the characters based on whether or not they choose to coexist with the

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    The Recreation of Nature

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    A part of nature? For centuries, people have written stories, poems, and drawn pictures to represent the world around them. However, the question occurs: Is art a form of nature? One possibility, as suggested through symbolism in Wallace Steven’s “The Poem That Took the Place of a Mountain” is that mankind can recreate nature through art. An alternative, as suggested through personification in “The World is too much With Us“ by Williams Wordsworth is that humans cannot recreate nature through art

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    Mother Natures

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    Mother Natures “Time Share” Lake Powell is a family resort for many. Every year at least two million people enjoy its splendor. But I would assume they do not know the trouble that lies beneath. Lake Powell was voted in by a small margin in March, 1956. It was part of the Colorado River Storage Project, also known as CRSP. Ever since it’s beginning, some of the people who helped build the dam have had regrets for what has been done to the canyon. Lake Powell has spurred controversy since its beginning

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