Though there are many characteristic attitudes of the Romanticism literature period, I believe the most normally found attitude of the plants that we have read and discussed is the deepened grasp of the beauties of nature. John Keats ‘ verse form “ To Autumn ” is possibly the most obvious and simplistic illustration of this attitude. This poem clearly describes the beauty and the repose of the season fall. In Shelley ‘s “ Ode to the West Wind ” , the talker uses nature as powerful metaphors to show his position of aesthetic experience, the beauty in life that surrounds us. William Wordsworth expresses his strong feelings of grasp and love for nature and his choler towards his coevals ‘s ignorance of its beauty and its importance in his verse form “ The World Is Too Much with Us ” . All of these plants of literature express deep grasp of the beauties of nature each in a different manner and tone.
The talker in “ To Autumn ” is cognizant that winter will shortly be here but chooses to observe the beauty and creative activities of fall while it still exists. The writer shows his esteem of the season ‘s impressiveness by utilizing personification, portraying Autumn as a goddess. The talker states that Autumn can be seen lying on the granary floor, her hair lifted by the air current, she can be found kiping in the Fieldss or peacefully watching a cyder-press.
“ Thee sitting careless on a granary floor,
Thy hair soft-lifted by the sifting air current ;
Or on a half-reaped furrow sound asleep ”
In the last stanza of the verse form, the talker describes the animate beings in nature preparing for the oncoming of winter. Keats expresses the actions of these animate beings in a manner that is placid and pleasant, where usually one may happen these actions annoying, such as the chirping of crickets.
“ Hedge-crickets sing ; and now with soprano soft
The red-breast whistlings from a garden-croft ;
And assemblage sups chirrup in the skies. ”
These poetries paint a image of joy even though these animals of nature know of the barrenness and sorrow that winter will shortly convey.
Shelley ‘s “ Ode to the West Wind ” is showing the more active, aggressive side of nature. The talker negotiations of the air current being powerful, a destroyer and a refinisher, and creates violent storms, and makes the ocean into chasms. He uses the air current as a metaphor for his unworried spirit. The talker pleads with the air current to raise him, free him, from the Earth like a foliage or cloud. He expresses that while he is wild and proud like the air current, he is bound to the Earth by the hours he has lived and worked and wants to be free. This verse form is more elusive in showing the beauty of the nature. The beauty is found in how the air current is so brilliant because it is wild, free from duty, giving nature gesture. The air current sweeps the foliages and pushes the clouds, and spreads the seeds of the flowers so that they may blossom when spring comes.
“ The winged seeds, where they lie cold and low,
Each like a cadaver within its grave, until
Thine cerulean sister of the Spring shall blow ”
While “ To Autumn ” held a peaceable visible radiation hearted tone, the talker in Shelley ‘s verse form appears to be despairing and somewhat angry or frustrated yet still is appreciative and thankful for nature.
Wordsworth ‘s verse form “ The World Is Too Much with Us ” may be short but reveals a batch about Wordsworth ‘s thoughts, emotions, and positions of the universe. This verse form is full of choler towards people in the modern universe.
“ Getting and disbursement, we lay waste our powers:
Small we see in Nature that is ours ; ”
The talker wonders how the people can be so unmindful to nature when it surrounds them ; he is disappointed with his people ‘s lost connexion with nature and consciousness of its great significance in life. He feels a strong desire to be in a clip where the population is non consumed with secular personal businesss and compulsion with mercenary ownerships ; traveling so far as wishing he were raised a heathen.
“ It moves us not.-Great God! I ‘d instead be
A Pagan suckled in a credo outworn ;
So might I, standing on this pleasant lea,
Have glances that would do me less forlorn ; ”
The talker desires to experience great felicity by witnessing Proteus lifting from the sea or Triton blow his wreathed horn. This verse form expresses Wordsworth ‘s intense passion towards nature and its beauty. His esteem is so deep that he shows hatred toward others disconnect with nature and the religious and wants to be portion of another faith so that he may be among others who portion his grasp.
All the pieces of literature that I have mentioned express the Romanticism characteristic attitude of a deepened grasp of the beauties of nature. While reading “ To Autumn ” I was reminded of the times when I was younger and was happiest being outside running in the Fieldss with my pets. I ‘d bask nature walks with my male parent detecting the bees and butterflies wonts and analyzing the new flowers shooting from the Earth. “ To Autumn ” is full of simpleness and elegance in its description of the season. Possibly the most powerful look, or illustration, of this attitude is the verse form “ The World Is Too Much with Us ” in which the talker merely wishes to be in a universe where nature is appreciated and looked on with significance. This verse form reminds me of my father in-law who is a retired curate and frequently speaks of how our population is blinded by all the mercenary things in life and have lost their connexion with the Lord and the Earth. He says he would wish to give up all worldly ownerships and travel into the center of the forests build a cabin and populate off the land. I sometimes see that he is angry that people have allowed themselves to acquire so involved with universe that they have lost their religious connexions. After analysing and researching the characteristic attitude of the deepened grasp of the beauties of nature I am more cognizant of all the nature that surrounds me and will happen myself hesitating for a minute to absorb its luster.
The best redress for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is
to travel outside, someplace where they can be quiet, entirely
with the celestial spheres, nature and God.
Because merely so does one feel that all is as it should be and
that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple
beauty of nature. I steadfastly believe that nature brings consolation
in all problems.
– Anne Frank