In the poem, it is the human race that is systematically eliminating what is left of the remains of earth’s nature.
The last stanza clearly displays the idea that the relationship between humans and the Earth is in one part maternal. One might argue that death is being celebrated in its ability to nurture the Earth 's processes, but the speaker is wondering at the Earth’s ability to “grows such sweet things out of such corruptions” (42). It is the Earth who is committing the “Sweet” actions, and not the humans. We are shown overtly that the Earth is the provider for humans. “It gives such divine materials to men, and accepts such leavings from them at last” (48, 49) Men are shown to be insolent in what they give back to the Earth, with this lines references of the corpses that they leave behind
The study of any poem often begins with its imagery. Being the centralized idea behind the power of poetry, imagery isn’t always there to just give a mental picture when reading the poem, but has other purposes. Imagery can speak to the five senses using figurative language as well as help create a specific emotion that the author is trying to infuse within the poem. It helps convey a complete human experience a very minimal amount of words. In this group of poems the author uses imagery to show that humanity is characterized as lost, sorrowful and regretful, but nature is untainted by being free of mistakes and flaws and by taking time to take in its attributes it can help humans have a sense of peace, purity, and joy, as well as a sense of
Literary analysis Task for both stories Everyday there are people who go along their days, and get hungry, maybe grab a bite to eat. But once they dispose of the wrapper, or what is left over, they do not realize the waste they have been piling up which will soon be this overflowing landfill that doesn't seem like a problem now, but will be one soon near the future. “Silent Spring” by Rachel Carson and “If I forget thee oh earth” by Arthur C. Clarke, can represent a deeper meaning to this crisis. And what if both stories are foreshadowing or warning us and if we don't react now, this will become our fate. The theme of both stories can easily be compared but the different ways they treat the issues of their environment crises can easily differ.
e.e cumming on the futility of Mankind Humankind is devoid of concerns towards the world that shelters them. In e.e cummings poem “Pity this monster, manunkind” is satirical criticism towards how people are evolving only to damage nature. The theme of the poem is opposition, and the author structures his poem’s
“In Waste Not, Want Not” author Bill McKibben, makes several arguments about how wasteful Americans are. Throughout the essay McKibben provides facts that show the degree of how much waste is built up daily. The author emphasizes waste throughout the essay by giving the reader an idea of much plastic,
The poem is is clearly meant to be depressingly pessimistic; it tells of mankind being eradicated by war and how the natural world would continue without pause. Instead I find it rather comforting. I guess I enjoy the thought that even with all the horrible acts humans commit, even if we destroy ourselves entirely, the world will not cease to exist. Our death will not be the end of all things. If there is one thing to be learned from evolutionary and biological history, it’s that life always finds a way. Despite how fragile and brief it may seem, life will continue, despite all odds. It’s a deeply terrifying thought, for when everything is taken into account, does mankind really matter?
ou can only have so much good before it is all gone. Resource depletion is the biggest environmental issues known to man. As humans we’re using what we have to live, but we use more than we give out. Through science, we’re finally starting to understand that people are using too much of the resources and altering the face of the earth. If we’re not careful, these problems can’t be fixed.
Humankind co-exists with the natural world many may say. However, humankind is constantly drifting away from nature, and we as humans no longer interact with the natural world around us. Today most of the society focuses on technology and other aspects that distract us from being in contact with nature. As we grow in our lives we seem to die in our interactions with nature, causing us to become less involved, and then that causes nature to die itself. From us neglecting the environment we suffer great consequences with the natural world and within ourselves. We lack the ability to understand and connect with the environment, and with us not focused on our world we cause it to become into dangerous hands. We no longer should just sit back and
Our Earth is something very sacred. It’s a home for every living thing that has obtained this planet. There is only one, and sometimes that escapes our dear minds. How long will it last? How long shall it be before humans cut the last tree, shoot the last deer, or
Imagine a lifeless world scared by fire, covered in ash. A world in which nothing grows and not even the faintest of whispers are sounded across this dead planet. Here this ire silence lays in the wake of nature’s wrath. The remnants of a once magnificent world filled to bursting with the life hundreds of species are now all but gone. Fallen, has the beauty of this world. Erased from the memory of time with no trace of existence to be had. This planet is ours. We were the ones who killed it. In Rachel Carson’s “The Obligation to Endure,” a passion struck article, Carson paints us this picture of a world on the brink of utter
This reflects back to the Stewardship of Creation which states that the earth and all life on it are part of God’s creation. We are called to respect this gift. We are response for taking care of the world we live in and for sharing all the wonders and resources the earth gives use.
We as humans are causing an excessive amount of habitat destruction due to industrialization and creation of infrastructures. We’ve polluted the air with smokes and fumes, torn down forests to build shopping malls and highways, and degraded and overused the soil for our own profit. We are so concerned with furthering our industries and businesses that we forget that the earth is the main source of it all. We also fail to replace what we use. Because we continue to hurt and destroy mother earth, she will eventually become a pile of nothingness.
The decline of the environment due to natural and human exertion is known as the degradation of the environment. The natural weather occurrences such as heavy rain, flooding, storms, earthquakes, volcanoes etc. are not administered under human control. These meteorological phenomenon’s wreak devastation on the environment from time to time causing the land to become unsuitable to cultivate. On this subject matter, the human population does not contain the power to stop the wrath of Mother Nature. Rather, we are forced to sit back and watch. Nevertheless, humans engage in a crucial role towards the degradation of the environment in which we live in. Unavoidably, the degradation of the environment is a rising and utmost worldwide subject. I accept that the root cause to environmental degradation is the excessive use of resources on our land utilized by the processes under capitalism. As Jensen wrote in Endgame, “The global industrial economy is the engine for massive environmental degradation and massive human and (nonhuman) impoverishment.
(The Abolition of Man, 421) Nature is merely our instrument of conquering one another. By manipulating what already exists, we create everything from nuclear warheads to high speed internet. The continuous competition between men feeds off of our technological advancement—none of which would be possible without the resources Nature provides for us. And rather than being grateful for the unequivicable power so generously offered us by our environment, we instead mock its existence. We distract from the cunningness and cruelty of our efforts toward mankind by relabeling our target ‘Nature’ rather than ‘each other’. By convincing ourselves we are somehow beginning to have Nature within our control and understanding, we forget that Nature is really only the means, not the end of our conquest. We will not be satisfied until we have defeated ourselves. As Lewis puts it, “Human nature will be the last part of Nature to surrender to Man. The battle will then be won… But who, precisely, will have won it?” (The Abolition of Man, 421)