Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Special Issue on Literature No.3 October, 2015                   Pp. 153-166

 Abstract PDF

 Full Paper PDF

 

The Concept of Nature in the Poetry of William Wordsworth and Robert Frost:
A Comparative Study 

 Muthanna Z. Almiqdady
Department of English Language and Literature, Ajloun National University
Jordan

Abdel-Rahman H. Abu-Melhim
Department of English Language and Literature, Al-Balqa’ Applied University,
Jordan

Mahmoud A. Al-Sobh
Department of English Language and Literature, Ajloun National University,
Jordan

 

Abstract:
This research aims to investigate the different meanings for the term “nature”. Moreover, it seeks to identify the major similarities and differences in the use of nature in the poetry of William Wordsworth and Robert Frost. Since this research is theoretical in nature, it depends primarily on reviewing already published works on the topic. The researchers consulted a significant number of published references on the topic as well as specialized literary dictionaries, encyclopaedias, and the internet. The research concludes that the term “nature” has not always had the same meaning or carries the same level of significance.  Also, the concept of nature in British literature should be studied, not only as it was employed by English romantic poets, but also as it was used by authors before and after the English Romantic Movement in order to see if nature was used in the same way.  Moreover, scholars and literary critics should also research the concept of nature as used in the United States of America before and after Robert frost. Finally, the use of nature in poetry that reflects meditation under the influence of the bible should be explored especially that composed by early colonial poets.
Keywords: Frost, nature, romanticism, transcendentalism, Wordsworth.

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on tumblr
Tumblr
Share on reddit
Reddit
Share on email
Email
Share on stumbleupon
StumbleUpon
Share on digg
Digg
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on tumblr
Share on digg
Share on email
Share on reddit
Share on stumbleupon
Share on vk

Muthanna Z. Almiqdady graduated from the department of English language and literature at
Ajloun National University in Jordan receiving his B.A. in English in 2014. In 2015, he joined
the M.A. program in English literature at Al Al-Bayt University. His research interests include:
English literature and American cultural studies.