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Nature`s Philosophy in Blake`s Songs of Seasons
Blake was considerably older than the other tradition"Romantics":13 years older than Wordsworth, 15 years older than Coleridge. He was born in London in 1757and died in 1827. Nature is greatly a very problematic concept that disrupt the calmness of people a long time ago. It is around us and we are part of it . Thus this leads human being to question its changes and phenomena. They worship it out of fears and sometimes out of admiration and wonder. This term actually is juxtaposed with ideas about culture which in a sense is what Romanticism is all about. Some critics believe that William Blake is not a romantic, however, there are many poems show that he is a romantic poet. David Stevens said in Romanticism "William Blake provides a convenient and illuminating touches in this context, if only because his views were so definite and vehemently expressed"49. Blake`s songs of seasons : "To Spring", "To Summer", "To Autumn", "To Winter" are taken from his book Poetical Sketches . These poems reveal Blake`s attitude toward nature. David Steven said in his book Romanticism "Blake Himself hardly ever copied nature in his art and neither did he seek to evoke natural surroundings in his poetry. Yet he was a keen observer at the world around him ,using aspects of nature as a kind of symbolic language to signify human and spiritual values"55.
Blake deals in those poems with one the elements in nature which is its changes. Nature, for Blake, is an object that provokes يثيرhis imagination. The seasons appear as men and sometimes as a tyrantطاغيه مستبد. So nature is never depicted as its in Blake`s poetry and he describes the natural objects that are depicted by the physical eyes and un humanized as "as the dirt upon my feet , no part of me" quo in The Romantic Period. This is clearly shown when he depicts Spring as a man with…...