Journal Entry Five: Lacey
You can take a lot from this weeks poems and ask questions followed up by your opinion. But, after looking at a select few from this week i have come up with a thought that connects all of them.
In the poem When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer by Walt Whitman, the narrator talks about how learning about the world by lectures was tiring, but experiencing it hi, self was quiet and peaceful. Then in the poem A Noiseless Patient Spider by Walt Whitman, he connects a spider making a web to people and how people seek out other souls to connect with like how the spider tries to connect the strings. And ;lastly in the poem Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold he speaks of how the world really has no beauty or love but we can making is seem that way.
My conclusion to all of this is that some of this weeks poem mainly focused on the world itself. More specifically i believe these poems are talking about nature and how the world is preserved by these writers. Walt Whitman seems to be the type of writer who believes we should experience the world and not just sit in classes and hear about it. And that we have to make connection with other otherwise we could not live on or be happy, just like the spider has to make webs in order to service too. But in Mattew Arnold case, he seems to think that you should keep close to the things you love or enjoy because this world is ugly and things can be taken.