How Is the Theme of Nature Presented by Poets?

Topics: Poetry, Rhyme, Poetic form Pages: 2 (696 words) Published: January 26, 2013
Nature is seen differently in everyones eyes, it is a continuous, natural factory of animals and plants that has been destroyed by man-made factories. In the poem, Time by Allen Curnow, he shows the links between time and nature, he also shows that they both rely on each other and the words he uses all have naturalistic connotations. Whereas in Boey Kims Cheng’s Report to Wordworth he describes the effect humans have had on nature and it is our responsibility to do so, this idea was also expressed in some of Wordsworth’s poems, this could represent the importance of more than one person helping to restore nature.

Allen Curnow personifies time and nature, “I, Time, am all these, yet these exist among my mountainous fabrics like mist,” time cannot refer to itself, it is said that Curnow is talking about himself and feels like he can’t get away from his thoughts and ideas. On the other hand, nature is not anything as specific as what the poem suggests, it is just a collective name for a material word that lives independently from humans; eventhough in Report to Wordsworth the first line suggests otherwise. This poem, Time, is split into rhyming triplets, with the repetition of the words “I am” at the beginning of the first 4 stanzas, which could represent the continuous ticking of time and nature’s perpetoity. The first line of Report to Wordsworth is a double entendre, it could mean that us, humans, have to fix the damage it caused to nature or nature wants humans to return to living in the wild, instead of in cities and towns.

Report to Wordsworth is an English sonnet because it follows the rhyme scheme of a classic English sonnet (adadcdcdefefgg) if you count near rhymes, this creates a flow throughout the poem and projects the idea of immediate action is needed to save the plant. Alternatively, Time is a free verse poem, which has no distiguisable form, but follows a rhyming and verse pattern, it has 7 stanzas of 3 lines each, which are both prime...
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