Wordsworth And Muir Nature Analysis

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Decades ago, the esteemed chief of the Ponca tribe, Standing Bear, argued that “Man’s heart away from nature grows hard.” Even years prior to our modern environmental movement, mankind has always had a profound respect and admiration for nature. Our natural world has been celebrated in song, literature, art, poetry, and just about every other form of media one can think of. Naturalists, like William Wordsworth and John Muir, praise nature through written works, showing the emotional effect of the environment through personal experiences. Wordsworth and Muir express their deep and appreciative relationship with nature using personification and heavy use of conflicting tones in their works. Applying human features to nature allows both Muir

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