Muir and Wordsworth

Topics: Emotion, I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud, Great Lakes Pages: 2 (791 words) Published: September 9, 2014
Lesson 06.09 Assessment
Thesis Statement, Opening Paragraph, evidence & conclusion REVISED While both poets Muir and Wordsworth wrote about the happy feelings that they have towards nature the beautiful outdoors or what some people may say Mother Nature, some of which the feelings are the same and some that are different as they speak of the different plants. In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks.” - John Muir Nature does not only show the beauty of the Earth, but it shows the beauty within us. So then, is it not easy to say that both of these authors have great beauty within them? After reading both “Calypso Borealis,” -John Muir and “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” -William Wordsworth, I can boldly state that with their loving choice of diction, tone, and use of syntax they clearly show that they truly admire nature and their surroundings. People say “Nature is the best medicine.” I know exactly what they mean. Sometimes, I’m feeling down because something didn’t go right, or has popped up in my life. After a enjoying a beautiful morning, outside with the nature I’m back in my right state of mind. If you felt the emotion in this scene, the works of two authors, John Muir and William Wordsworth, would certainly catch your eye. “Calypso Borealis” by Muir and the poem “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” by Wordsworth are two beautiful pieces of literature written very differently, but with key similarities, one of them being nature. The powerful emotions within the unique tone and personalities of the two authors not only expressed their relationships with nature, it allowed the reader to connect with the feelings of the author both visually and mentally.

When you first read these two pieces of literature, you’ll find yourself captivated wonderfully in a descriptive world. In “Calypso Borealis” Muir has a particularly vivid section in which the main character off on an excursion into a swamp surrounding the great lakes. Starting on his...
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