Nature in Poetry
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The paper examines Roberts' "Tantramar Revisited" and Pratt's "Silences" and reveals the very different, almost opposed representation of nature in their poems. The paper discusses how Roberts conceives of nature as invested with spirituality, while Pratt views nature as something primordial and primitive, in contrast to man's extraordinary spiritual evolution.
From the Paper:"Charles G. D. Roberts and E. J. Pratt are two of the best known Canadian poets, both belonging roughly to the same late Romantic tradition. Their poetry has often been put side by side, especially due to the major prevalence of nature as a poetic theme in their all their writings. In turns, both Roberts and Pratt have been likened to one of the great English Romantic poets who were their predecessors. Thus, Roberts is indebted to Wordsworth, whom he follows faithfully in most of his work. On the other hand, connections can be found between Pratt's and William's Blake poetry, although in this case the influence may have been less conscious."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Roberts, Charles G. D. Collected Poems of Sir Charles G. D. Roberts. New York, Wombat Press, 1985.
- Pratt, E. J. Collected Poems. New York: Alfred Knopf, 1945.
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