A Review of "Wonders of the West" Poem Review by Top Papers

A Review of "Wonders of the West"
A review of James Lynne Alexander's poem, "Wonders of the West or a Day at the Falls of Niagara, in 1825".
# 133717 | 750 words | 1 source | APA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Literature (Poetry) , Literature (Canadian)


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The paper points out that James Lynne Alexander is not a name that will be familiar to most Canadian or American students of Canadian poetry; in fact, his name may not be familiar to many scholars who have devoted their careers to the study of Canadian literature. The paper asserts that nonetheless, Alexander's "Wonders of the West or a Day at the Falls of Niagara, in 1825" is a very useful poem for anyone seeking to learn more about the sometimes tense historic relationship between Canadians and the natural world - and about the historically tense relationship between Canadians and their American neighbors. The paper concludes that the rhetoric of the aforementioned nineteenth century poem is the rhetoric of a people and of a time in which Mother Nature held sway and the question of whether or not Canada's fledgling nation could thrive was still an open one.

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"James Lynne Alexander is not a name that will be familiar to most Canadian or American students of Canadian poetry; in fact, his name may not be familiar to many scholars who have devoted their careers to the study of Canadian literature. Nonetheless, Alexander's "Wonders of the West or a Day at the Falls of Niagara, in 1825" is a very useful poem for anyone seeking to learn more about the sometimes tense historic relationship between Canadians and the natural world - and about the historically tense relationship between Canadians and their American neighbors. In the final analysis, the rhetoric of the aforementioned nineteenth century poem is..."

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A Review of "Wonders of the West" (2007, December 01) Retrieved September 19, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/poem-review/a-review-of-wonders-of-the-west-133717/

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