Ode To Enchanted Light Analysis

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Many poets will express their perspectives or nauture in various ways. In the poems, “Ode to enchanted Light” by Pablo Neruda and “Sleeping in the Forest” by Mary Oliver, the poets utilize similar and contrasting key elements to express their views of the beauties and powers of nature. In “Ode to enchanted Light,” Pablo Neruda touches upon the beauties of light and appreciation for the nature that surrounds us, through the use of figuative language, theme, symbolism, and mood/tone. Mary Oliver also utilizes these elements to express the speakers admiration for the less noticable virtues of nature. In both of these poems, the poets uses related elements, that have their own similarities and differences between the pieces of literature. In “Ode …show more content…
In “Ode to enchanted Light,” Neruda conveys the idea of light as a calm, and soothing component of nature. The theme is revealed to take in and appreciate nature’s creations, considering that the author/ writer, is praising the light, the animals, (cicada) and the life-giving earth that is our world. For example, the poet uses the phrases, “...light, like a green latticework of branches, shining on every leaf.” This implies that the speaker is diplaying his appreciation for the beauties of nature’s light. On the other hand, in “Sleeping in the Forest,” Oliver describes natures light a little differently. For instance, the speaker touches apon her slumber, “All night I rose and fell, as if the water, grappling with a loominous doom.” The term that was mentioned of “loominous doom,” implies that speaker has a less positive, rather negative connection with light. This is because loominous means the radiance of nature’s light, accompanied with doom. Therefore, it significantly means that the theme is nature’s light is not always or consistently peaceful and calming to everyone. Applying that darkness can be a compforting thing to certain types of …show more content…
In “Ode to encahnted Light,” the modd that is applied to the poem is the sensation of the gentleness, soft and calming feeling. The piece of literature also implements a slow motion or movement that is felt whenthe reader encouters it. For instance, Neruda utilizes the sentence, “...drifting down like clean white sand.” This adds a very tender and pleasant element to the poem, while Mary Oliver diplays her mood contrastingly. In “Sleeping in the Forest,” the poet casts a sensibly hollow and dark feeling to the poem. The poems is about how calm and comforting the darkness phenomenon of nature can actually be, and the speaker is sleeping in the dark wood, alone. Additionally, there is a dark, lightless weary sensation too, adding the scared feeling of light. As expressed, “Ode to enchanted Light,” by Pablo Neruda and “Sleeping in the Forest,” by Mary Oliver share profuse similarities, but have also have distinct aspects that seperate them. In the two poems, the poets express the multiple perspectives of nature in specific ways and scenarios. Neruda expresses his appreciation with his praise of nature’s light. Oliver expresses her thoughts as darkness being the speakers comfort place, contrasting from Neruda. In the end, both poems express their poems with different points of view, in simiar

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