NATURE AND PHILOSOPHY: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF WILLIAM WORDSWORTH AND ROBERT FROST
Dr. Ambreen Safder Kharbe
Assistant Professor, College of Languages and Translation, Najran University
William Wordsworth, English Romanticist and Robert Frost, American National Poet celebrate nature as their subject matter. The paper tries to compare the ideas of nature and its philosophy in both poets writing. Though there are obvious similarities between the two poets’ takes on the subject, their perspectives on Nature couldn’t be more different. Wordsworth is without a peer when it comes to nature poets. He holds a high reverence for the natural world and considers himself a priest or devotee. He has developed an entire philosophical system, a fresh perspective on the natural world. However, Frost is not into nature for its own sake. Unlike Wordsworth, he does not perceive nature as a source of strength, happiness, or moral well-being. Nature provides the same inspiration for both writers but in very different forms. Frost keeps his distance as an artist while Wordsworth is invested in the themes of his poems. Frost appears uncomplicated but is quite complicated compared to Wordsworth. Frost is a realist, an observer of the world, and an opponent of romance. On the other hand, Wordsworth is a transcendentalist, romantic, and mystic. Compared to Wordsworth, whose poetry is equally delightful at its beginning and end, Frost’s poetry is more joyful at the beginning and more wisdom at the end.
Keywords: Nature, Philosophy, Wordsworth, Frost, Romanticism