Wordsworth use similes to give readers an idea of just how many of the flowers there were and how they were beautiful as the stars in his “I wandered as lonely as a cloud poem”: “Continuous as the stars that shine And twinkle on the milky way,”, Wordsworth is comparing the number of daffodils to the endless universe and the beauty of them to the twinkling stars. Wordsworth also uses similes to compare the life of the daffodils to a group of people.
In “The Calypso Borealis,” an essay by John Muir, Muir uses metaphors to describe his relationship with nature, “Hunger and weariness vanished, and the only after the sun was low in the west I splashed on through the swamp, strong and exhilarated as if never more to feel any mortal care.” Muir is expressing to the reader that nature gave him strength to continue his journey. John Muir is a Author that believes, “This Calypso meeting happened some forty-five years ago, and it was more memorable and impressive than any of my meetings with human beings excepting, perhaps, Emerson and one or two others.”, Muir believes that no meeting with any hu an could out-do the meeting that he had with the calypso Borealis
In conclusion both authors experienced the beauty of nature in different ways, but it impacted them the same. Wordsworth uses a Romantic style in his poetry while Muir uses a naturalist style in his essay. Despite of their approach with nature, they both gained happiness in the end. Nature has power over our feelings and emotions, and is taken for granted every day.