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Analysis and comments on Nature by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Comment 18 of 28, added on April 29th, 2011 at 12:13 AM.
Nature : Longfellow

Why Nature gives us the potentiality to relish the nature?
I think,here Nature has its own dealings. Anything is not complete without
its appreciation or criticism. Nature wishes to praise her beauty. And it
will be by means of senses. So He gives us the power. When Nature feels
that from the very person He has nothing more to get, He compels him/her in
the lap of Death, Universal Truth.
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Philomelaa from India
Comment 17 of 28, added on April 28th, 2011 at 11:50 PM.
Nature : Longfellow

I think and believe the theory of Attachment and Detachment proves here
concretely. We we born in the lap of mother, actually we are deserted from
"Spiritus Mundy", the land of our Spirit. So it is detachment and it
attaches us with the new world, new relations and new surroundings.Natures
attaches us by giving power in our senses(Eye, Ear, Tongue, Nose and
Skin). We relishes the Nature. Thereafter with the help of Natural
instrument we make a knit bondage i.e. Mundane affairs.
When we are totally absorbed and engrossed ,Nature again starts the process
of Detachment. Nature feels no necessity to ask whether we want to leave
this world. Very surreptitiously He snatches everything those are provided
to us. Unknowingly we move towards death.

Philomelaa from India
Comment 16 of 28, added on February 3rd, 2011 at 7:16 AM.

uses and devices of the poem "Nature".

pie Thu from United States
Comment 15 of 28, added on January 26th, 2011 at 6:47 PM.

when the frost is on the pumpkin and the fodders in the shock and you here
kyouke and gobble of the struttin turky coke and the clackin of the gunise
and the cluckin of the hens and the rusters hallerlooyers as he tiptoes on
the fence by; jada smith

jada smith from Jamaica
Comment 14 of 28, added on January 20th, 2011 at 9:23 AM.

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Comment 13 of 28, added on January 9th, 2011 at 7:01 AM.
i accept the poem ' Nature'

in this poem, the poet see death as the natural phenomena .

Nicole from Malaysia
Comment 12 of 28, added on June 28th, 2010 at 10:39 AM.

For a better understanding of the poem refer Rabindranath Tagore's
"Shishu" and Shakespeare's The Seven Ages of Man (As you like it)....

indranil from India
Comment 11 of 28, added on June 26th, 2010 at 3:50 AM.

please refer to Shakespeare for a better understanding of the old age of
man being compared to a child....

Indranil Bhaumik from Iceland
Comment 10 of 28, added on May 23rd, 2010 at 5:43 PM.


julia from United States
Comment 9 of 28, added on May 6th, 2010 at 2:01 PM.

The two parts of Longfellow’s sonnet compare a child’s being put to bed to
an older person’s approaching death. The child is tired and probably will
fall asleep quickly, but he doesn’t want to stop playing. Some of his toys
are broken and he has been promised new, better ones to replace them, but
he isn’t sure that he will like them as much as his old favorites.

As we age and approach death, nature takes away our “playthings” gradually
(line 10); that is, we slowly lose our physical strength, our energy, our
vision and hearing, our abilities to do various things well, our sex drive,
etc. We become tired and long for rest, but at the same time, we want to
cling to life and its pleasures. The Christian religion has promised us a
glorious existence after this life, far better than we can even imagine,
but our faith isn’t quite strong enough to embrace and look forward eagerly
to crossing into that paradise.

Nature (God’s tool) helps to smooth the way. lulling us gently toward that
blessed future by dulling our faculties and preparing us for our final
sleep. Longfellow obviously believes, as the Christian faith proclaims,
that the unknown existence awaiting us far transcends (exceeds) the flawed
life here on earth, even though we cannot grasp the immensity of the glory
that awaits our transition.

Leonard Wilson from United States

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Poet: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Poem: Nature
Volume: Birds Of Passage
Added: Jun 9 2005
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Poem of the Day: Oct 20 2009

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