Importance Of Nature In Poetry

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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. The first poem, “I wandered lonely as a cloud” by William Wordsworth is about the speaker imagining himself as if he was floating around like a cloud above all the beauties of nature, seeing all the trees and flowers dance in the breeze. He values being able to enjoy the beauty of nature and everything it has to offer. The poet uses his thoughts and memories of nature to go to a simple, delightful place when he is feeling lonely and bored. Wordsworth says, “In vacant or in pensive mood, they flash upon my inward eye.” He can just sit and think about how wonderful nature is and how it creates a simple peaceful moment. In this poem, the speaker reveals that he may have enjoyed just floating through life enjoying the small things. The crowd of daffodils could represent a crowd of people wandering around with a purpose for something. However, the speaker is wandering around thinking about nature and values the beauty of it. Wordsworth uses nature in his poem to reveal a memory and a feeling. He uses nature to express the simplicity of life, and
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