Winter: A Magical Time of Year

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Winter is one of the best seasons of the year. I choose winter as my theme for a number of reasons. Winter is when nature sleeps, or dies, waiting for spring to come. Also, winter is great because of snow and the cold weather. Winter is a great time to just sit inside by a fire and read a book. The peace and quiet of winter is also what makes it one of the best seasons of the year. The analysis of the following poems “Now Winter Nights Enlarge” by Thomas Campion, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost, “Like Brooms of Steel” by Emily Dickinson, “Winter Morning” by William Jay Smith, “Winter: 10 degrees” by Barbara Novack, and “Winter Sunday” by Mark Wunderlich will show how they are all related by having winter as a theme. The poem "Now Winter Nights Enlarge" by Thomas Campion is about enjoying winter and what comes with it. "Now winter nights enlarge/The number of their hours/And clouds their storms discharge/Upon the airy towers." (Campion, 1-4) Here Campion speaks about winter rolling in and how the night actually "enlarges" with the nights increasing an hour, also with the clouds covering the tallest buildings in sight. In the following lines Campion continues to talk about winter. "This time doth well dispense/And winter his delights/Thought Love and all his pleasures are but toys." (Campion, 13, 22-23) He is saying time goes by quicker, and how even with all the fun things that come with winter they are nothing but mere "toys" as they are only
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