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How Do Walt Whitman and John Clare Describe Nature in Their Sonnets?

Summary: A comparison of two sonnets, Walt Whitman's "Patrolling Barneget" and John Clare's "Sonnet," and how each describes nature and other aspects. Meaning, structure, language, and poetic devices in the two poems are considered.
There are many similarities in Walt Whitman's `Patrolling Barnegat' and John Clare's `Sonnet'. Many similarities are obvious but some are harder to find. We will compare meaning, structure, language and poetic devices in these two poems.

There are a lot of similarities in the attitude and meaning in both poems. One similarity is that both poems are about nature and the weather as in the evidence in `Patrolling Barnegat', `Wild wild the storm' and in `Sonnet', `To summer winds'. In `Patrolling Barnegat', Whitman describes dangerous threatening weather, while Clare describes a happy, gentle summers day. The evidence in `Patrolling Barnegat' is `savage trinity savagely lashing' and in `Sonnet', the evidence is `summer beaming forth'. The two poems are very different in mood.

Both poems are very descriptive using rhymes, similes, metaphors and alliteration. There is a descriptive line...

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