English 102: Composition
14 October 2014
The Power of Appreciation
Identity and relationships are very important parts of humans' life. All people have some identity and different kinds of relationships. Since ancient times, people had used poetry to describe and explain their identity and relationships with somebody or with something. William Wordsworth in his poem "My Heart Leaps Up When I Behold" and Steven Fischer in his story "Father of the Man" give the readers an idea about different kinds of identities and relationships and how they affect people.
In a short poem "My Heart Leaps Up When I Behold" by William Wordsworth, the author is talking about relationship between man and nature, about an importance of time and humans identities. Wordsworth loves nature so much that he would rather die than lose the ability to feel joy at the sight of a rainbow: /"My heart leaps up when I behold/ A rainbow in the sky (Lines1-2)."
He's loved nature since he was born and wants to keeping loving it until he dies; / "So was it when my life began; / So is it now I am a man / (Lines 3-4)." He views nature as a way to tie together every day of his life in peace and in joy. The author, also, tells about passing time, mostly in the form of aging. He shows his entire lifespan in this poem, from his birth to his conjectures about his death: "/So was it when my life began; / So is it now I am a man; / (Lines 3-4)." Even though he's getting older; he's still young in his appreciation of nature. Also, Wordsworth has interesting ideas about the influence of childhood on the rest of his life, and...