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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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    Nature and Death in Thanatopsis by William Cullen Bryant The title of William Cullen Bryant’s poem “Thanatopsis” is Greek for “a view of death”. In this poem Bryant personifies nature and discusses death from it’s perspective. The poem begins by talking of the importance and beauty of nature. The original persona used at the beginning of the poem shares with the reader his great appreciation towards nature and the importance to one who appreciates nature to take full advantage of what it

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    William Cullen Bryant and Dylan Thomas were both influential writers of their times. They created poetical works on a variety of topics. What aided the influence the authors had on their audiences was the passion in which they presented their works. The issue that these two men felt deeply about was death. Bryant and Thomas were both inspired by the topic and composed a poem on it. William Cullen Bryant wrote “Thanatopsis”, his view of death. He was best known for his romantic style of literature

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    William Cullen Bryant wrote a poem regarding the passing of people from this world into the afterlife which he called “Thanatopsis”. The word Thanatopsis is actually a Greek word meaning ‘meditation on or contemplation of death’. It is the opinion of some readers that this poem expresses a traditional religious view of afterlife in heaven where as others who read it see it as a process that only involves our rejoining with nature. Bryant made references to heaven, nature and spirits which contribute

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    being mentally and morally healthy. The romanticism period initiated an interest in the supernatural. Looking into the afterlife and what the different religions believe happen. One work of literature that we read about, was “Thanatopsis,” by William Cullen Bryant.

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    Most of today's stories do not have a real meaning behind their stories, unlike the stories Olaudah Equiano, Anne Bradstreet, Jonathon Edwards, Patrick Henry, and William Bryant wrote. Each of these writers had their own writing approach and plot. However, there are writers who still write like Equiano, Bradstreet, Edwards, Henry, and Bryant. They were influenced by the famous authors I listed beforehand. These new authors have paved the way for present and future writers. Olaudah Equiano was an African

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