Presentation on theme: "AMERICAN ROMANTIC POETRY Thanatopsis “Meditation On Death” By : Hannah Watson and Erikk Shupp."— Presentation transcript:
AMERICAN ROMANTIC POETRY Thanatopsis “Meditation On Death” By : Hannah Watson and Erikk Shupp
William Cullen Bryant Born in Massachusetts in 1794 Composed his first verses at the age 7 Wrote Thanatopsis in 1813 Appointed as Justice of the Peace after his dad died
“Earth that nourished thee, shall claim thy growth, to be resolv’d to earth again; “ This poem is about death and nature (earth). It is part of humans life to die. It does not matter how rich or powerful a man is on earth, all of us will pass away. Earth is the great “tomb of man" means that the earth is beautiful and marvelous. This poem also reads that we should be calm when our end comes.
Movement from light to dark to light imagery Though dark in its material (death) as a matter is taken to be a joyous and wonderful thing, enticing the reader by method of “living with kings,” and the greats of the ancient world. To be part of everything, “for everything that breathes with come and meet you”
“The oak shall send his roots abroad, and pierce thy mold.” The mold is broken, meaning that the oak tree is not being bound by other’s thoughts about how it should grow. In the same way, we should not let people put us in a mold and tell us how to live a certain way.