In this passage it is uplifting and inspirational, showing his love for nature through weather. Even when the weather is rainy and cold he still loves everything about it. Storms, thunderclouds, and winds, in our minds seem very dire and gloomy; however in Muir’s mind he finds them as a beautiful and “welcoming” part of nature. In this paragraph Muir is demonstrating his love for nature by writing that he loves everything and every part of nature even the “so called bad parts” that other people call it, he thinks it is all beautiful.
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Muir creatively informs the reader just how much the main character truly loves nature. The same marvel and beauty is shared in the poem “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud.” After a long climb over a high hill he finds his reward a valley shining with a huge field of daffodils. “Besides the lakes, beneath the trees, fluttering and dancing in the breeze.” As Wordsworth explains the scene. As each scene pops out of the poem, a new addition to the painting in your mind appears each time. The painting may vary from person to person, but I believe the same sense of awe is present with every mind. The portions cited are just the beginning of these two works; enough to splash your mind with colors and emotions, but later parts are what truly makes them worth reading.
In the serious yet optimistic journal entry, John Muir employs the idea of spiritual duty, and personification, as humans to preserves the continuously killed Redwoods. Muir has seen the death of hundreds of trees and knows the irreparable damage it could cause if the damage continues, “...kings of the forest, the noblest of a noble race, rightly belong to the world, but as they are in California we cannot escape responsibility as their guardians” (paragraph, 6). The author’s use of “noblest of a noble race” and “responsibility as their guardian” evokes an intense need to not only protest the killing of these giants but to nurture and advocate respect for the Redwoods. As humans, Muir demands an explanation as to our mistreatment of the sacred creatures and will take no other answers than of one that demonstrates total and complete love for the trees. He expects those who are damaging God’s prized forests to questions themselves and to examine their actions so that they can correct their mistakes. Another example of personification that appeals to the trees is John Muir’s description of the insurgence of rebellion against the murder of the trees, and the rejoicing of the behemoths, “... this righteous uprising in defense of God’s trees in the midst of exciting politics and wars… and every Sequoia… has heard the good news and is waving its branches for joy” (paragraph, 1). The words in this sentence serve primarily to illustrate the tree’s emotions. By giving the trees the ability to feel and exhibit joy over their possibly brighter future, it gives people a sense of pride about alleviating some of the Redwood’s pain. As Muir has demonstrated many times before, it is the people's duty to cherish the Redwoods; there will never be a moment when this job is completed.
One of the first items the author states is that all symbolism is intentional, there are no accidents when it comes to analyzing famous literature. He describes certain authors like James Joyce and T.S. Elliot as “intentionalists” or writers who purposely try to control every part of the story through symbolism. The author Thomas Foster teaches us never to overlook anything in a novel even if it be little things like the color shirt they are wearing or what the weather is like outside. Building more off the last statement, precipitation, whilst being a little detail added into a story, holds a lot of important roles in moving the story along and even providing hardships for characters to overcome. Even more than that though, he says “It’s never just rain”, rain provides as a symbol in the story so that if someone is in the rain it’s almost as if they are being cleansed.
By using nature to describe the way he is feeling, paul is able to convey to the reader a sense of peace, and revitalization. The author also uses nature to create an image of what is occurring in the novel, so the reader can better picture it. When Paul and his comrades return to the lorries after battle, he says “ The rain becomes heavier. We take out waterproof sheets and spread them over our heads. The rain rattles down, and flows off at the sides in streams.” By describing the moment as rainy, the mood is quite dreary and
Firstly in the Holocaust nature was a great strength for people's spirits. In the diary entry, Document D, Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl, it says, “The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely, or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature, and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature.” This means that nature is a great remedy for people. This also tells that Anne Frank, the author of this entry, is explaining the beauty and power and resilience of nature.
“The mountains are calling and I must go,” writes John Muir. “Keep close to Nature’s heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” The Naturalists, like Muir and Wordsworth, viewed nature not just as an outward hobby like a simple hike, but as the hero’s journey to spiritual epiphany. While both writers Muir and Wordsworth expressed feelings of pure joy towards nature, they used different techniques.
Some people believe that public land should be managed by the method of conservation, meaning that the environment and its resources should be used by humans and managed in a responsible manner.If people do not manage the land properly and the resources are not being used sustainably, then the environment can be destroyed, and the conservation method will have failed.
In poetry, poets use nature as a reference to reveal something important and make a statement. There are three poems I chose to write about and explain the importance of nature as a setting. The three poems are “I wandered lonely as a cloud” by William Wordsworth, “Birches” by Robert Frost, and “The Peace of Wild Things” by Wendell Berry. In these three poems, the poet uses nature as a setting to make a statement about an important idea.
Stanza two and three depicts two types of storms, one externally and one internally, that are bound to happen. As the storm persists, the speaker observes that “weather abroad / And weather in the heart alike come on / Regardless of prediction.” The speaker associates the storm currently happening as a parallel to the troubles he has metaphorically. The “weather abroad” speaks of the disorder present outside of his sentiments. Even though predictions or storm warnings can aid people in toughing through the occurrence, such as stocking up on food and basic disaster supplies, the storm is imminent either way; the weather cannot be manipulated and it will continue to bring forth destruction. Meanwhile, in regards to the emotional state of the speaker, it is of the heart. An individual can attempt to brace themselves in the face of trying times that will weather away the heart, however, they can’t hinder the turmoil set to come. The speaker “can only close the shutters” to the storm raging outside or within. However, by closing the only way he can view the turbulent storm, either from the house or within oneself, he is closing his eyes to the destruction, choosing to be blind to it. Nevertheless, the storm will go forth and wreak havoc that will remain for an extended period of time, engendering suffering. Instruments may well predict the storm, but it is unavoidable and the outcome depends on what one does with the
John Muir was an author, explorer and a lover of nature and wants to expand the people’s appreciation of nature. As a young man, he would explore and write. These two things carried on throughout his life. He has made many contributions to help people with their appreciation of nature. John Muir was well remembered and respected for the things he has accomplished.
“Mountain Thoughts” was written in the 1870s by John Muir and was then officially published in the United States in 1938. The original text was written in English and to me, seems to have been written for a wide range of people as Muir was trying to make the importance of nature and its conservation apparent to all at a time when the people of the US were not consciously concerned about the conservation of the environment.
The wind and the sea shown here represent that nature will be a common topic throughout the poem. Coleridge says, “Listen, Stranger! Mist and Snow, / And it grew wond’rous cauld: / And Ice mast-high came floating by / As green as Emerauld” (50-54).
From Whitman’s poem, it talks about the good of the nature within America. He loves the world and believe that there is a connection between nature and human beings. On the first stanza Whitman goes right into the explanation
Here, he was in symmetry with nature. There was nothing like living off the land. The challenge of taking on nature in all of its omnipotent glory. Testing his limits,
The original beauty of nature is a reflection of the peasants’ diligent working style in both texts. The “wild bees” and the “restless, wild agriculture”(28) represent the earnest labor life of peasants in the mid-19th century. Furthermore, Muir describes the hum of bees as “monotonous, yet forever fresh and sweet as every-day sunshine.”(26) The depiction combines vision, smell and the audible senses, which present a repetitive yet hardworking and pleasant lifestyle of peasants and suggest a harmony relationship between man and nature. Similarly, in Covers The Ground, Gary Snyder praises the accomplishment of peasants by referring to Muir’s lines. He recalls that California’s land was “one sweet bee-garden”(30) and “one smooth bed of honey-bloom”(31) at the beginning and end of the poem.