Nature in Literature, Drama and Poetry Analytical Essay by RightRiters

Nature in Literature, Drama and Poetry
This paper explores how nature is portrayed in different literary works by such authors as Elizabeth Bishop, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jack London, Patrick Meyer, Henry David Thoreau and William Wordsworth.
# 23437 | 2,100 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Jan 23, 2003 in Literature (American) , Literature (English) , English (Analysis) , English (Comparison)

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This paper compares and contrast how nature is portrayed in a variety of literary works. The works included in this paper are Elizabeth Bishop's "The Fish," Ralph Waldo Emerson's "Nature," Oliver Wendell Holmes' "The Chambered Nautilus," and Patrick Meyer's "K2," Jack London's "To Build A Fire," Henry David Thoreau's "Walden, Or Life in the Woods" and William Wordsworth''s "The World is Too Much With Us." Some of the topics discussed include cruelty in nature, man's relationship with nature, the different elements of nature, the Romantic and Transcendentalist view of nature and the true communing of individual soul with nature. The paper concludes with the author tying all of these topics together by illustrating the similarities between human nature and nature itself.

From the Paper:

"Emerson is most concerned about how Emerson sees nature, and would like to see nature better as an American. Emerson does not consider that while observing nature everyone is not only changed internally by nature, whether by cold or by beauty, but also that the observer changes nature itself, even in as simple as something as walking through the perfect and untrodden snow. Just as animal life impacts and is impacted by nature; human beings exist a part of nature and are subject to natural forces. These forces include but are not limited to cold, illness, injury, death, birth, and seasonal extremes. The metaphor of the only observing eyeball denies such an impact."

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