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In the poems Tantramar Revisited and Heat both of the authorsuse nature to describe the way they view memories and reality Robertsconveys his reality using nature to connect the past and the present asa combined experience whereas Lampman finds that nature gives him aclarity that allows him to view the human experience in a lucid andsharp manner Roberts uses nature to skew his view of the presentwhile Lampman believes it clarifies his perception of reality Whileboth poems differ in their perspective of the way they view realitythey use nature to either warp or illustrate their presentIn Tantramar Revisted Charles G D Roberts uses landscape tocreate an illusion of the past and present combining as one Robertsstates that as I sit and watch this present peace of thelandscape More than the old-time stir this stillness welcomes mehome Roberts 1883 Roberts views the scene in front of him yetremembers times gone by and doesnt want to look too closely lest hemiss the darling illusion Roberts 1883 Tracy Ware states thathe creates an image during this dual temporal frame of reference thisjuxtaposition of past and present and of memory and imaginativeperception Ware 1983 In viewing the landscape Roberts reminiscesand sees his memories come to lifeWell I remember it all The salt raw scent of the marginWhile with men at the windlass groaned each reel and the netSurging in poderous lengths uprose and coiled in its stationThen each man to his home --well I remember it allRoberts 1883Roberts pieces together past and present as soon as he arrives at themarshes omitting a time frame where things have changedNow at this season the nets are unwould they hand from the raftersOver the fresh-stowed hay in upland barns and the windBlows all day through the chinks with the streaks of sunlight andsways themSoftly at will or they lie heaped in the gloom of a loftNow at this season the reels are empty and
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