Wordsworth and Into the Wild, Mans Connection with Nature

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Nature is the universe, with all its phenomena, the elements of the natural world. In society there are those individuals that have an intense connection with nature. William Wordsworth, a romanticist, pantheist and transcendentalist believed that the natural world was an emblem of god or the divine and his poetry often celebrates the beauty and spiritual values of the natural world. Chris McCandless believed that nature was the essence of freedom.
The module "In the Wild" deals with humanity's relationship with nature. It shows that nature is the cure for all humanity, the cure for all deeds and a guide to them all. Man's origins lie in nature, it is where man begun and where man will end. Both composers gain insight from nature. Nature
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'The Solitary Reaper' is a description of a melodious sound that is heard in the atmosphere. Its mood can be described as one of relaxation, depression and gentleness. The structure, four eight-line stanzas, each closing with two couplets and all written in octosyllabic lines in iambic tetrameter, have a musical lilt. Short lines deliver the rhymes at a quick pace. Sentences normally need two or more such short lines to complete, so that few lines are strongly end-stopped, diction is conversational and often lines consist mainly of monosyllabic words.
'A voice so thrilling was ne'er heard' The this quote describes how the sound of the girl's voice was accepted by all who heard. The sound of the reaper was pleasurable, and indeed welcoming. This quote also shows how the voice could not be compare to any other that existed.
Wordsworth uses a few literary devices to express his description so the readers could imagine themselves listening to the soothing voice of the Scottish reaper. These include hyperboles and the use of rhetorical questions and metaphors. The use of hyperboles is seen in the sentence 'Breaking the silence of the seas, among the farthest Hebrides.' It describes the voice of the reaper as one that is so loud, that it was heard miles away from where it originally began.
The use of metaphors were seen when the poet compares the
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