Both authors developed work that captures their perception of nature's beauty while also displaying compassion and...
Read "The Calypso Borealis" by John Muir and be ready to discuss his tone and affinity with nature. Muir's poem has a melancholy and adventurous tone to it, inviting the reader to reflect not just on nature but also on oneself. Throughout the lengthy journey, he finds himself suffering and isolated. Yet even in his pain and loneliness, he is inspired to praise God for all He has created.
Here are some lines that describe his tone: "But soon he saw / A gleam of light, and then / A portentous shape was nigh; / It paused upon the shore, / And raised its voice before / The darkness fell." This shows that Muir feels joy when he sees the sun again after being trapped in the ice for months but that this is quickly overshadowed by grief when he realizes that his friend has died.
He goes on to compare the beauty of the Arctic landscape to that of Greece and Egypt, two places that many people visit but which never fail to inspire awe in anyone who sees them for the first time: "Nor did I forget / The mighty glaciers wide / That glide from pole to pole, / And swallow up their own / Before they meet another glacier / To slide into the sea."
When he looks at nature, he is completely immersed in what he sees, but it is never a celebration of nature for its own sake; Hopkins regarded nature as a manifestation of God's majesty. His poetry is motivated by his love of God and the world around him. He is a poet who reaches incredible heights. But he also knows how to express grief, despair, loneliness even hatred.
For these reasons, many critics have viewed "The Waste Land" and "The Hollow Men" as key works in defining modernism in English literature. Although they were not his only poems that explored these topics, they are certainly his most famous ones.
In addition to being one of the most important poets of the 20th century, T.S. Eliot was also a prominent critic and essayist who helped define modern literature. "The Waste Land" and "The Hollow Men" can be considered two of his most significant poems because they deal with themes such as evolution, immortality, and humanity's place in nature that were important in shaping modern culture.
According to the Oxford Dictionary, modernism is "the belief that the essential elements of art and literature should change from time to time in order to avoid stagnation," and Eliot was one of its leading figures.
He was born on September 25, 1888 in St Louis, Missouri, United States and died on January 4, 1965 in London, England.
The final poem in the Skirrid Hill collection, "Skirrid Fawr," explores the value of nature as a source of solace in Sheers' existence. The poet investigates how nature may assist in addressing problems and learning more about oneself. In this way, he finds peace of mind.
Sheers first came across the poem while reading through his works looking for something new to write about. When he read it, he said he felt as if someone had taken him by the hand and led him up onto Skirrid Hill, where they had shown him all the different aspects of the landscape that could offer comfort or relief from life's problems: "There were fields of barley and oats, woods full of primroses, pastures where cows lazed in the sun, and on top of the hill there was a great gash in the rock where the wind had blown away all vegetation for hundreds of years."
Sheers went on to say that he believed the poem to be one of his best works yet written because of its ability to connect with readers on an emotional level. He said we should all try to take time out of our busy lives to go and see natural places whenever we can because they have such a positive effect on the soul.
In the month of May, the poet depicts a meadow where plants and shrubs such as thistle, Darnell, and Dock flourished in a corner. In the blazing heat of the sun, the poet reclined (sprawled) on the wall of an orchard. The sound of birds singing could be heard in the background.
The nymphs were dancing in a circle around a fountain when they spotted an approaching young man. They stopped dancing and went over to him. The man asked them for water in order to quench his thirst, but they refused to give it to him. Instead, they invited him to join their dance. He agreed, and together, they danced all night long. The next morning, he left the meadow with many flowers stuck in his hair.
This poem is one of William Wordsworth's early poems. It was written in 1798 when he was only twenty-one years old. This shows that he was very talented since most nineteen year olds can't write poems like this one.
In this poem, Wordsworth tries to express how beautiful nature is even though there are no pictures in this poem. He uses different words and phrases to describe what he sees. For example, he calls the meadow "green" and says that its flowers "stuck / In his bright hair."
The poem communicates the notion that we should have good attributes such as love, fellow-feeling, sympathy, and a sense of sharing as human beings. The poet also suggests that those who have bad, inhuman principles such as selfishness, greed, and cruelty would be punished in the end. Although there are many sins mentioned in the poem, it is mainly about character building, especially for young people.
In conclusion, the message of the poem is that we should have good characters to achieve success in life.