Down By The Riverside 3. Miller owns this field, Locke that, and Manning the woodland beyond. Austin: University of Texas Press, Frost expresses these themes and emotions in a very personal way and yet each can be interpreted on a universal level Not defined or found in lineage, religion, or history, the concept of self is defined by a collection of values.
The first thing Melville does to accomplish this is placing the shark on a higher plane of being than man by saying that they are like "angels well governed.
They nod to me, and I to them. When we speak of nature in this manner, we have a distinct but most poetical sense in the mind.
Fisher AmesJames Otisand Patrick Henry are also valued for their political writings and orations. In his Nature in Early American Literature 7 opinion, they are not living up to their potential as men because they are constrained by society, and they would fare better if they gave up society and lived at one with nature.