l expression intended to express might occasionally refer portray a visually strong thought or ideology, while at times it might make use of verbal pictures which strongly offer a visual perspective of the poet’s vision of things around him/her. This essay on poetry discusses and analyses the various viewpoints and investigates into the causes and intentions of the writers of a bygone era for including visual imagery and their predominant description of landscapes especially as witnessed in the French Acadien and English Canadian Poetry. It also intends to carry out an in depth analysis of the basic differences and / or similarities in these two forms of literature.
The English Canadian poetry was mainly written by visitors to describe the new territories that they ventured into and explored and was mainly targeted at the European audiences. Landscape poetry by far supersedes the other topics in depiction in the literary works of the old times and was one of the most favorite subjects because of its ability to blend both the visual as well as mental perspectives in the most emblematic fashion. One of the other most significant reason for depiction and popularity of use of landscapes as a dominant theme in Canadian English poetry is the fact that the Canadian culture has been largely influenced by the country’s geographical boundaries and the experiences of the travelers who migrated and settled in the exotic land.
One of the other prominent reasons for including landscapes as their dominant form of literary expression was that it offered the poets with a visual prospect for the settlers which communicated the desires of the settlers of hope and fulfillment. Hence when the dreams of the settlers to secure a homeland for them would be achieved the forests that were described as gloomy and fearful would eventually transform into a welcoming landscape with lush green lawns, flowing rivers and beautiful trees.