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Nature and life has always been one of poets hottest themes Poets arrange the wonder of nature and the essence of life into words to show their affection toward this magnificent theme The Seed Shop by Muriel Stuart and To Blossoms by Robert Herrick are two of the many poems that associate with nature and life They are depictions of poets devoted appreciation of nature and life The most striking thing about these two poems is that despite the similarity in the main theme they are very different in style tone structure and imagery The Seed Shop and To Blossoms are very different in the style Both poems describe the most basic law of nature the cycle of life but they approach it in the opposite way In The Seed Shop Stuart starts the poem with following the line Here in a quiet and dusty room they lie Faded as crumbled stone or shifting sand This line presents the reader a sense of emptiness and desperation No life exists and stone and sand are the only things occupy the room As the poem continues gradually life starts to crawl out -- hawthorn cedar lilies and rosesIt begins with a dale of hawthorn to a million roses Life has thrived in this deserted room In To Blossoms Herrick starts the poem by mentioning a fruitful tree Fair pledges of a fruitful tree but the poem ends with a sad line Like you a while they glide into the grave It begins with a fruitful tree and end up with all the leaves on tree fall to the ground as the life force has left the tree One poem begins with death then move to life and the other one starts from life and turns to death They are just the opposite Style is not just the only thing that both poems deviate from each other the tone of the poems is
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