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Lord Byron wrote a long poem published in cantos about a pilgrim namedChilde Harold who he modeled after himself The journeys he goes on aresimilar to the ones Lord Byron encounters in his lifetime The speaker inLord Byrons Childe Harolds Pilgrimage is Childe Harold In Canto IVhe begins by discussing his love for nature and goes on to apostrophize theIn the first stanza Childe Harold discusses the beauty he sees innature He finds pleasure and rapture in nature which he compares to asociety where none intrudes He states that he love not man the lessbut nature more meaning that he does not hate man and turns to naturefor comfort but instead prefers nature to man He talks about the feelingshe experiences when he is with nature and explains that he does not knowhow to express them but at the same time he cannot conceal his feelingsChilde Harold begins his apostrophe of the ocean in the second andthird stanzas The second stanza focuses on how man is unable to controlthe ocean He remarks that ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vainand yet mans control stops with the shore Childe Harold uses a similecomparing man like a drop of rain falling into the oceans depth after theocean decides to wreck him The imagery in this stanza conveys the ideaof a vast endless ocean Byron chooses his language carefully using wordslike watery plain drop of rain and bubbling groan In the thirdstanza he looks back on his childhood and how he has always viewed theocean with joy and glee He has never feared the ocean and trusts itwholly He describes playing in its bubbles and delighting in the oceansByron changes his tone in the fourth stanza and draws back hisearlier emotions In this stanza he switches from watery images to fieryimages He mentions a torch my midnight lamp and the glow whichin my spirit dwelt Childe Harold saddens as he comments on how hisspirit is fading away
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