The speaker’s son tells her that he saw trees flowering with white flowers at the edge of the woods. He tells his mother this because he wants her to realize that there is life beyond her husband’s death so that she can move on and find happiness. The “yard” (1) is the grass outside of her home which represents the life she shared with her now deceased husband. However, the “meadows” (21) symbolizes this idea of a new life separate from the one that she had with her husband, almost like a new beginning. Next, there is the contrast between the “woods” (22) and “marsh” (28); the “heavy woods” (22) symbolizes the heaviness she feels as a result of the weight of her grief. On the other hand, the “marsh” that she wants to sink into represents death
14: Though the landscape is one of rare beauty, to a European or English eye it seems desolate, and even after more than forty years my father could not become reconciled to it. He longed for the generous and
At the end of another winter, an old man sat in his lodge which stood on the banks of a frozen river. The days were not as frigid as they had been in the last three months. His fire was dying, yet the air was not so cold. He was ancient and solitary. Age had turned his long hair a snowy white, and caused every bone in his body to creak and groan as he stood up to stroke the glowing embers of his fire. The days passed slowly as he listened to the sound of the snow whirling outside. One day a beautiful young woman entered his lodge. Her deep, dark eyes danced and shone, and her cheeks were bright. She wore a crown of primroses in her raven-black hair and wore a beautiful dress strewn with wildflowers. Her figure was tall, slender, and lithe, and she had a dignified grace about her. Her movements looked like a weightless dance upon a sunbeam. In her hand she held flowers, which carried the sweet-smelling fragrance of springtime.
The poem begins with the poet noticing the beauty around her, the fall colors as the sun sets “Their leaves and fruits seemed painted, but was true, / Of green, of red, of yellow, mixed hue;” (5-6). The poet immediately relates the effects of nature’s beauty to her own spiritual beliefs. She wonders that if nature here on Earth is so magnificent, then Heaven must be more wonderful than ever imagined. She then views a stately oak tree and
Abbey would stay with our father while I had some much needed time away. If she was unable to, the visiting hospice nurse accompanied his needs. The hours I spent at a bunch of graves would appear obsessive to some, but it was comforting to be near even if it was at gravestones. Perhaps it was a way to connect with Calvin, despite the reality of his death. Visiting his stone, keeping the lots maintained; all of these factors, as trivial as they were, helped with my grief. A minor part of me felt foolish, while the majority indispensably embraced this without
In the sonnet, the picture of the genealogical home stands for the solid backing and unequivocal adoration she got from her grandma. The symbolism is close to home and perfectly expresses her situation in a cold marriage. In this way, the old house was for her a position of typical retreat to a universe of guiltlessness, immaculateness and straightforwardness, an Edenic world where affection and bliss are still conceivable." The artist has strengthened the feelings of sentimentality and anguish by displaying a differentiation between her youth and her adult stages. The completion of the far off and nonattendance and the vacancy of the close and the present give the ballad its strength. The pictures of "snakes moving among books", blood turning "chilly like the moon", "visually impaired eyes of window", "solidified air"' bring out a feeling of death and gloom. The house itself turns into an image - an Ednic world, a support of affection and happiness. The departure, the wonderful retreat, is truth be told, the writer's own way of recommending the sadness of her current circumstance. Her longing for the house is a typical retreat to a universe of guiltlessness,
I vaguely remember striding with my white mare, riding through the spring-shrouded woods beyond my Father’s estate. The thought didn’t sit well, and I shoved it away- along with the part of me that marvelled at the way the sun illuminated the leaves, and the clusters of crocuses that grew like vibrant purple against the brown and the green landscape. This oasis never really intrigued me, though that changed last night when I overheard my parent’s conversation about the “mysticism and lethal magic that roomed through the forgotten woods behind our manor.” But these steps of mine strode for a greater purpose, in search for a new place of dwelling, beyond the emancipation of my father’s will and his ill-fated fortune. Though the lands were empty and mundane as the manor itself, I ventured through nonchalantly; perhaps the only thing that soothed my restless mind was the lone sycamore tree that nestled atop a
Setting, and imagery, is important in the novel, the word ‘Abbey’, represents connotations of impenetrable gloom, horror, and danger. Subtle assonance, alliteration, and repetition, are evident throughout the excerpt, with words such as ‘breathless and speechless, double, distance.’ Which give the novel pace and a sense of urgency.
Feelings is important which I consider the most important because without feelings we would be emotionless beings which would be horrible and just not human (who wants to be a robot anyway?). This Abbey brings out the feelings of peace and just all joy and this relief of being here once again as he had before. This is important because he describes what this old worn down abandoned Abbey makes him feel, like no other place has done before. Everyone has feeling whether or not they like it it's what makes us different from robots. He goes into great detail about how this Abbey makes him feel and he hopes that this Abbey has the same effect with his sister that it brings some sort of peace to her and just calm and relaxing away from all other feelings around other things with human
In “Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey”, the beginning of the poem contains a slow, extending rhythm and the repeating of the word ‘five’ emphasizes the amount of time the poet has been disconnected from this site. As five years have passed, the poet is back to a place of natural beauty and calmness. He is pleased to see the hedgerows, sportive wood, pastoral farms, green doors and the lofty cliffs, the plots of cottage ground, orchard groves and copses. However, he is impressed being in Tintern Abbey the most when he visits this place. As the view of blended wildness and order is presented, a clear, visual picture of the scene is developed. A life of the common people in harmony with nature is awakened
"Who can describe the pleasure and delight, the peace of mind and soft tranquility, the sickly boy felt in the balmy air and among the green hills and rich woods of an inland village! Who can tell how scenes of peace and quietude sink into the minds of pain-worn dwellers in close and noisy places, and carry their own freshness deep into their jaded hearts! Men who have lived in crowded, pent-up streets, through lives of toil, and who have never wished for change--men to whom custom has indeed been second nature, and who have come almost to love each brick and stone that formed the narrow boundaries of their daily walks--even they, with the hand of death upon them, have been known to yearn at last for one short glimpse of Nature's face, and, carried far from the scenes of their old pains and pleasures, have seemed to pass at once into a new state of being."
This short excerpt from his poem recalled his past and present time in viewing the Abbey and signifies a true feeling of love or excitement to return to a memory that brings about this setting of tranquility. Repetition in the sense of a reoccurring state of mind can suggest how time takes its toll. (Fairer 179) From
In the last stanza, where the personification of Autumn is almost entirely removed from the scene, words belonging to the word field “sound” or “music” predominate the stanza, such as “choir” (l. 26), “bleat” (l. 30), or “treble” (l. 31). In the context of the poem, it is quite possible that the stanza itself, or even the whole poem, is a farewell song, or a mourning anthem (see also the word “mourn” in l. 26), especially if one considers Autumn’s sudden disappearance, and the detailed description of their
This poem presents nature as a standard of beauty that is strong to the point that it captures the speaker's attention and makes him or her halt whatever they are doing. There are very few unmistakable words used to convey what it is that the speaker discovers so beautiful, only "lovely," "dark" and "deep." Of these, "lovely" essentially restates the entire idea of the poem, which most readers would already have gotten a feeling of from the speaker's tone and actions. The darkness of the woods is an idea so important that it is mentioned twice in this ballad, emphasizing a connection amongst beauty and riddle. The emphasis on darkness is strange, and more clear because the sonnet takes place on a snowy evening, when the dominant impression
In the third stanza, the imagery and tone change to a more dark and more dull mood, where “no one can be merry” and the activities have to come to an end, because the “The Sun does descend…On the darkening green” (lines 21-23 and 30). Moreover, this dusky setting and the end of the day embody death. The different imagery, both visual and auditory, in the different stanzas illustrating the viability of Spring and the inevitability of the night, Spring representing life and the night representing death. Consequently, the dual themes of the poem, Nature and humanity, relate through the explicate and dynamic imagery of Spring and the night. Furthermore, the juxtaposition of “London” and “The Ecchoing Green” commands great contrast and comparison and further conveys the different themes of both poems with a richer sense of understanding as they support each