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Nature

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Michelle Huang

on 30 October 2014

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Transcript of Nature

Nature
Metonymy
“The greatest delight which the fields and woods minister, is the suggestion of an occult relation between man and the vegetable.”

"For, nature is not always tricked into holiday attire, but the same scene yesterday breathed perfume and glittered as for the frolic of the nymphs, is overspread with melancholy today."


Analogy
Diction
“The stars awaken a certain reverence, because though always present, they are inaccessible…; but all natural objects make a kindred impression, when the mind is open to their influence.”


Sabrina Yip, Emilie Kovalik, Michelle Huang, Jean Wu, Nadia Ali
Introduction
“The charming landscape which I saw this morning, is indubitably made up of some twenty or thirty farms. Miller owns this field, Locke that, and Manning the woodland and beyond. But none of them owns the landscape.
In 1836, transcendentalist Ralph Waldo Emerson published Nature, a philosophical piece, read by many, contemplating nature’s inexorable influence and striving to emphasize the close, yet distant relationship between man and nature.
"Nature never wears a mean appearance. Neither does the wisest man extort her secret, and lose his curiosity by finding out all her perfection."
Personification
Diction
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