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How does a “human perspective” mediate or interpret information about the natural world? Discuss two or three poems. In the poem Birches by Robert Frost, the speaker uses their perspective to interpret the bent birch trees are from boys who have swung on them even though he knows that is now how they became bent. “I should prefer to have some boy bend them,” (223). Their human perspective prefers the peaceful image of boys swinging because of what they did when they were younger. In reality, in the natural world the trees were bent from ice storms. “With all her matter of fact about the ice-storm,” (223). In addition to Frost’s poem, The Beautiful Changes by Richard Wilbur, uses nature to use their experiences and perspective on things. “The Queen Anne’s Lace lying like lilies On water; it glides” (668). they use their human perspective to use nature to remind the speaker of a friend or person in their lives. The natural world is just nature, but to the speaker it is much more.

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