Thus, Bronte's message is framed: Life is not only possible but also positive and glorious.
The poet portrays so-called natural lovers as destroyers of nature who have been traveling through the night. So, after everything is said and done, the title of the poem depicts humanity's spiritual hole in its insensitivity to nature. Nature is eternal, while humans will one day die. Thus, their relationship with nature is short-lived and incomplete.
Travelling through the Dark tries to answer the question: What is life about? The poet describes it as a journey that we cannot return from. At the end of our journey, we find out that there are more journeys to be taken. This means that life is about exploring ourselves and the world around us. It is about finding joy and meaning in everything we do.
Travelling through the Dark was written by John Keats in 1820. He was only 23 years old at the time. Keats was born in London but grew up in Rome where his father worked for an English church. When he was only nine years old, his family moved back to England where he went to school. However, due to financial difficulties, they had to move again - this time to the United States. There, he finished high school and then went to Cambridge University to study poetry. Although he was not very successful as a student, he developed relationships with other poets such as Percy Bysshe Shelley and Thomas Gray.
William Stafford's "Travelling Through the Dark" is a lovely little poem on compassion and emotions, as well as the fight between head and heart. The poet is attempting to stir us with pity in the poem. The doe is no longer living, but the fawn is. Therefore, we are asked to feel sorry for it. Feelings are at odds with reason in this world, but sometimes they unite against injustice.
This is what makes Stafford's poem special. It is not only about fighting feelings but also about fighting ignorance that causes so many conflicts in our lives. Reason needs to be taken into account when dealing with matters such as these.
Stafford uses language that would appeal to young people today by referring to life as a journey instead of sitting still waiting for death to take you away. This shows that he was capable of expressing himself in different ways to reach a wide audience.
He also refers to the fawn as being alone which means that there is no mother or father looking after it. This shows that the fawn has been left to face danger by itself which is unfair. If we were in its place, we would want someone to protect us too.
Finally, the last line states that darkness is full of dangers. We can't see all that lies ahead so we need to use our heads to find a way through the dark.
Everyone wants to be like the sun, which shines brightly, and no one has the courage to confront him with bare eyes. However, the poet want to be like the moon in order to illuminate the darkness and shine brightly. He wants to cast light on the darkness and prevent others from feeling wrecked during their gloomy moments. Thus, he asks what will happen when it is dark outside.
The moon can only reflect light that comes from the sun. So, if the sun isn't shining, then you cannot see its light even if there is a full moon. The poet wants us to be like the moon. Even though it doesn't give off its own light, it still reflects other things' lights like a mirror. This means that we need to have faith in ourselves and know that we are capable of giving off our own light even if it is just for a little while. Then, we won't need to depend on other people or objects to give us light.
Furthermore, the poet says that we should look towards the future with hope. Even though we can't see any light at the moment, it doesn't mean that the world is about to end. There will be light some time in the near future so we shouldn't give up hope yet. Even though it may not be tomorrow or next week, small steps will lead us closer to achieving our goal.