Themes in "Lakeshore"
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This paper provides an analysis of F.R. Scott's poem "Lakeshore". First, the paper places the poem in the context of Canadian literature, elaborating on the theme of nature vs. nurture as it applies to the experiences of the American pioneer. The paper then shows how the poem contrasts the beauty and elegance of the natural order with the restrictions of civilization. The theme is extracted from a close analysis of the poem, concentrating on the imagery and use of motif.
From the Paper:" A common theme in Canadian literature is the conflict between nature and nurture in the context of the American pioneer, and we can discover the same theme in F R Scott's poem ''Lakeshore''. In it the narrator ponders on his civilized condition of man in the context of biological evolution, and even raises the question as to whether civilization offers any advantage over nature. Not only in the context of the Canadian settler, we may also read in the poem an ontological discourse on the human condition in general. "
Sample of Sources Used:
- Scott, F. R. "Lakeshore." 15 Canadian Poets. Ed. Gary Geddes. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001, p. 94.
Cite this Poem Review:
Themes in "Lakeshore" (2010, August 29) Retrieved September 26, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/poem-review/themes-in-lakeshore-129055/
"Themes in "Lakeshore"" 29 August 2010. Web. 26 September. 2021. <https://www.academon.com/poem-review/themes-in-lakeshore-129055/>