Nature can nurture and bring peace and comfort
Nature is often thought of as an escape from the business of life. The fact that it somehow gives a feeling of comfort and inner peace to those who appreciate its beauty, only confirms the great affect it can have on people and their delicate emotions. This theme is conveyed in both “Lake of Isle Innisfree” by William Butler Yeats, and “Tables Turned” by William Wordsworth. In the poem "The Tables Turned", Wordsworth believes that life can only be fully experience by balancing education, books, and studying with the daily experience of the beauty of nature. Similarly, in the poem "The Lake of Isle of Innisfree", Yeats links his feelings of homesickness to his yearning for the peace and quiet or the countryside, rather than the concrete and busy city. The theme of valuing the benefit of nature to people is imparted effectively through the use of personification, imagery, and tone. These literal elements are clearly evident throughout the two poems and give strong evidence, supporting the theme. These literal elements clearly state the theme of both poems.
Both poems effectively use metaphors to convey the message of valuing what nature can provide to people who take time to appreciate it. In the poem "Tables Turned", Wordsworth uses nature itself as a metaphor, giving it a title of teacher: "Let nature be your teacher". It suggests that even though nature is not alive, and clearly has no definite shape or form, it can provide us with knowledge that we cannot obtain from teachers, books and school - it can be our otherworldly teacher. The poem "The Lake of Isle of Innisfree" also
uses metaphors to enhance its theme: "and noon a purple glow". The author is comparing the time of day, noon to a subtle, hazy glow. Most likely it is the easy, care-free atmosphere and the rays of sun shine coming through the green leaves and reflecting the blue sky that creates this "glow". The author has demonstrated the...