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    and therefore an entire course of life, are autonomously and irreversibly chosen. The particular Fireside poetic structure in which Frost incarnates this myth of selfhood is the analogical landscape poem, perhaps most famously executed by William Cullen Bryant in "To a Waterfowl," a poem that Matthew Arnold praised as the finest lyric of the nineteenth century and that Frost had by heart as a child thanks to his mother's enthusiasm. The analogical landscape poem draws its force from the culturally

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    connections to nature. In William Cullen Bryant’s poem, “Thanatopsis,” Bryant creates a relationship with Nature that gives comfort and peace, even in contemplating death. In Henry David Thoreau’s essay, Walden, or Life in the Woods, Thoreau’s actions throughout the woods displays nature as an infinite source of beauty and wisdom, which leads to his simplified and comforted life. In these two texts, when humans are need of guidance, nature is a figure humans look up to. William Cullen Bryant’s poem, “Thanatopsis

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    celebrated, not feared. This point is especially driven home in “Thanatopsis” by William Cullen Bryant. Bryant states, “...where each shall take/His chamber in the silent halls of death/Thou go not, like the quarry-slave at night/Scourged to his dungeon, but, sustained and soothed/By an unfaltering trust, approach thy grave/Like one who wraps the drapery of his couch/About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams (Bryant, 75-81).” The phrase “where each shall take his chamber in the silent halls of death”

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    Irving, Freneau, and Bryant are some of the writers that truly shaped American Literature. Irving was able to write Rip Van Winkle, which started the beginning of America’s folktales. The Poets, Freneau and Bryant were able to exploit nature as a subject and create vivid imagery. Irving’s Rip Van Winkle is a humorous story of a man with no ambition in life. The first third of the story describes Rip as being the light of the village, but darkness of his home. Irving describes Rip as a “great favourite

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    and brought newer and darker authors to newspapers and books. These newer authors wrote intellectually deep stories with hidden morals that would forever change history and writing. Artists like Edgar Allen Poe, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, William Cullen Bryant, and Nathaniel Hawthorne brought us pieces that would change American history. In this unit of my American Literature class, I learned about these artists. I’m going to summarize the works they did and explain their dark meaning to show you

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    Additions to Syllabus for Survey of American Literature I 1. From The Journal of John Woolman by John Woolman “The Journal of John Woolman”, written by himself is a great literary work that should be added to the Survey of American Literature syllabus because students would be interested to learn about John Woolman’s beliefs as a Quaker and his admiring devotion and obedience to the work of God. The great impression that catches the readers’ attention of John Woolman is his simple lifestyle and his

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    frightful thoughts possible. However, William Cullen Bryant views death simply as a musing to which nature’s power can soothe. In Bryant's work “Thanatopsis,” he exposes nature’s empowerment through a filter of death. This is done using writing styles of the Romanticism period. “Thanatopsis” perfectly exhibits the characteristics of romantic writing in order to reveal Bryant’s true intention of nature’s comfort. Through the romantic characteristic of idealism, Bryant draws a tie between death and nature’s

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    "Thanatopsis was written by William Cullen Bryant in 1811 and is presented in the book The Norton Anthology of American literature. The themes in "Thanatopsis” is centered on death, however, Mr. Bryant is not portraying death as something to fear. Instead he presents a view of dying as natural, inescapable, and a unifying moment on earth (Krupat and Levine 124-125). Predominantly the poem offers a sense of comfort and wisdom, against the fear and pain associated with death. Bryant shows readers not to

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    Bryant associated the wild, tumultuous aspects of nature to be a sign of God. In his works, you can see the brittle tension striking between nature and civilization (Sanford 440). “Perhaps the single greatest theme of Bryant . . . was the passage of time, charged with premonitions of the evil (Sanford 443).” In his epic, “Thanatopsis”, Bryant tackles themes such as expiration, destiny and nature. “Thanatopsis” is separated into three parts. The first section is ‘the doctrine’. Bryant uses “the

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    from American literature including the works Moby Dick, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Walden, and "To a Waterfowl" can show how American authors explore the ideals of human existence through aesthetic representations of nature. William Cullen Bryant, who has been called "the father of American poetry," is one of the earliest artists to capture the essence of nature in America and apply it to the human experience. In his poem "To A Waterfowl" he uses the example of a waterfowl to reach

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