There Was a Bo and The Most of It

There Was a Bo and The Most of It - There Was a Boy and The...

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“There Was a Boy” and “The Most of It” Both, “There Was a Boy” by William Wordsworth and “The Most of It” by Robert Frost, describe encounters between man and nature, but nature’s response to each encounter is completely different. Wordsworth emphasizes the respectful closeness between man and nature. Such intimacy allows man to show his complete wonderment and veneration toward nature’s grandeur. In return, nature offers him offers him mutual respect and a maternal relationship between the two. The poet employs strong personification, paradox and hyperbole to introduce nature as a living and responsive world. In contrast, Wordsworth’s emphasis is on the harsh rejection of nature toward a frustrated and ignored man. He describes the man’s pointless attempts to feel the presence of a detached nature. Unlike Wordsworth, Frost avoids the reliance on personification, paradox and hyperbole to further stress the lack of nature’s living presence. In “There Was a Boy,” the focus is put on the comfortable and welcoming beauty of nature toward an intimate young visitor. He puts emphasis on the boy’s belief that nature has a living presence. The boy’s sacred admiration for nature is conveyed when the two show a mutual respect for each other. He expresses that the harmonious nature is capable of reflecting a living presence through a cheerful interaction between the two. He shows that nature is able to offer a solemn
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response that allows the boy to feel a profound peace. Wordsworth also conveys the existing togetherness of an awed boy and his nurturing nature. In the first verse, Wordsworth introduces the familiarity between the amazed
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2009 for the course WRIT 48157 taught by Professor Averylk during the Winter '08 term at UCSB.

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There Was a Bo and The Most of It - There Was a Boy and The...

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