• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Report to wordsworth is a poem written by Boey Kim Chen, which deals with human destruction of nature and mans indifference towards this.

Extracts from this document...


Report to wordsworth Report to wordsworth is a poem written by Boey Kim Chen, which deals with human destruction of nature and man's indifference towards this. It is an answer to the famous poet William Wordsworth. Wordsworth was born and lived most of his life in the rural northwest of En gland known as the Lake District. He was a romantic poet, who saw in nature and emblem of God, and was against human's destruction of it.. In the first line, Cheng invocate Wordsworth, and makes reference to the environmental problems. Cheng explains Wordsworth what is the state of nature in this modern wordls, making reference to the smog , ahi tiro frase, and that the flower don't grow any more. ...read more.


By saying that poetry and piety began to fail, he is saying that in the past they prevented to destroy the world by relying ont his things.In the last coupley, Cheng is saying that we are being warned. The tone of this poem is desperate and reflexive. Cheng with the use of personification places nature at the same importance of human beings. The use of "you" means either the audience or Wordworth. Report to Wordsworth by Boey Kimk Cheng is a contemporary poem that alludes to wordsworth�s poetry, especially "the word is too much with us", witch dealt with nature and beauty of world. With the passing of time this "beauty" has been decreased by human progress, so this inspired Cheng to write about world's destruction. ...read more.


We can see subjects as flowers and birds that remind the reader of what is being harmed and lost. By using the words "dying clock" the idea of "decay" is implied and makes the reader understand that the destruction of nature is a matter of time, so it shows the urgency of a change the future of nature. Boey Kim Cheng makes reference to Greek gods like Proteus, Triton and Neptune and they are described like gods that lost their ways and are also compared to humans, so Cheng wants to show as that they had lost their powers and they are not even gods in these days. Be it by the use of language, mythology or guilt, Boey Kim Cheng creates feelings in the reader and communicates his message of a change in human attitude if we do not want Nature continue being destroyed. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our International Baccalaureate World Literature section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related International Baccalaureate World Literature essays

  1. Romaticism and the view of nature of Wordworth and Keats

    He says that the maturing creativity and philosophical mind benefits immensely from natural landscape more than institutionalized learning. The psychological relationship[ between the poet and the nature provides creative material . NATURE AS A HEALER AND NURSE "The anchor of my purest thought, the nurse, The guide.

  2. La introspeccin en Siddhartha

    38 Al cruzarse nuevamente con Vasudeva, el barquero, tambi�n llega a juzgarle por sus atuendos. "No es un oficio para gente bien vestida." 39 Aun as�, cuando Siddhartha le cuenta todo lo que le ha pasado en su vida hasta ahora, contempla c�mo Vasudeva escucha atentamente cada palabra que dec�a

  1. In his poem, "Traveling through the Dark," William Stafford presents the reader with the ...

    The speaker seems to be contemplating two options. He could try to deliver the baby to save its life, which he would prefer to do. But he quickly realizes that this option is not a realistic one at all. He couldn't do a surgery like this on such a dark road and be able to keep the baby alive.

  2. El rastro de tu sangre en la nieve

    La casa ten�a numerosas ventanas de cuerpo entero que daban al estanque de podredumbre de la bah�a, y era una de las m�s grandes y antiguas del barrio de la Manga, y sin duda la m�s fea. Pero la terraza de baldosas ajedrezadas donde Nena Daconte tocaba el saxof�n era

  1. Racism in African-American Poetry | Poetry Anthology Project

    Religious references play a chief role in the poem. The speaker opens the poem by stating that God is good. However, the entire poem revolves around the apparent paradox of God's kindness juxtaposed with not so great things in life. The topic of race is lately introduced in the poem.

  2. Moods, colors and people of the deep blue sea are portrayed in The Sound ...

    ?There I must plant my oar, on the very spot, with burnt offerings to Poseidon of the Waters?(l.307,b.XXIII) 267. ?Then of this touching Aiolos?s isle and how that king refitted him for sailing to Ithaka; all vain: gales blew him back groaning over the fishcold sea.?(l.352,b.XXIII)

  1. Andrew Marvell and the Metaphysical Poem. Considered by many to be his most ...

    Technically, the poem is written in iambic tetrameter and rhymes in couplets. In general, the poem addresses a woman who has been rather slow in responding to the speaker's sensual advances and his reasons for pining for her affections. On the surface, the poem is a logical argument about sexual

  2. Nature and human nature in Alice Oswald's poem " Dart".

    hands in? shows how powerful the water might be and how fast the stream is, and ?what am I, spelling the shapes of the letters with legs and arms? makes us feel like the body is becoming an onomatopoeia and part of the water, and this suggests a lack of control, unlike the first quotation.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work