Comparative Poetry Analysis

Lauren Burden, Hour 2


When it comes to poems, nature is practically a goldmine of creative ideas and imagery. This is why there are so many poems about this topic, and all of which treat nature and it's forces differently. Take for instance, "Problems with Hurricanes," and "Prayer to the Pacific," two poems about nature that are very different in presentation and meaning.


"Problems with Hurricanes," and "Prayer to the Pacific," are two poems with very different structures, tones, and figurative language. They also have meanings which are polar opposites to each other. "Problems with Hurricanes," is about being cautious of what might seem harmless, and the hidden dangers of nature. "Prayer to the Pacific," on the other hand, is about respecting and taking care of nature. Both are lessons we should all keep in mind.