Douglas Stewart Essay

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ENGLISH POEM ASSIGNMENT!! QUESTION 1: composers use distinctive language choices to reflect distinctive experiences. To what extent do your texts support this view? INTRO: The use of anthropomorphism allows objects of the natural environment to be presented with the human characteristics the poet views them with. In the poem, the snow gum, by Douglas Steward, the composer feels an association with himself and also a connection to the royalty of the tree. Anthropomorphism is used as he interpretation the tree to be human-like as it has a “crown” like a person and “full grown”. The organic description of the “curve” of the tree, is the composer reinforcing his view of the tree being alive and human-like. The verb use of “curve” adds…show more content…
In contrast to Nesting time and municipal gum, the tree in snow gum is not addressed as “you” but “is”. He sees it as something alive, and gains a sense of sentimental feeling from the tree. The relationship with man and nature is often influenced by the experiences that one encounters. Douglas Stewart in the snow gum uses descriptively visual techniques in order to portray his experiences, indulging all senses.. The use of imagery to describe the snow gum “ performing its slow miracle” creates a sense of spiritualiy and connection between him and nature that’s present. And in this short pace of time of the “slow miracle”, he is caught up in the experience and awareness of the tree. It is suggested that from his world, he had to slow down to stop and view the natural phenomenon. . The choice of the word “something”, reveals his amazement and questioning. He is suddenly aware of the wonders of nature, not just about the tree surviving in the harsh climate but the shadow and the perfection that exists in nature The word choice in nesting times crafts an overall picture for the reader of the relationships formed between nature and humans. The choice of the word “little” emphasizes the innocence the composer views towards the bird in its natural environment. There is a direct link between the bird as “little” and the child as “small”. The combination of the word choices of “little” and “small” reveal the composers bigger
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