How are the Romantic notions of nature, individualism, imagination, and emotion expressed in "Thanatopsis?"

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William Cullen Bryant's "Thanatopsis," or "Meditation on Death" is written in the contemplative tone of the Romantic poet. This poem reflects the notions of individualism, nature, imagination, and emotion in the following ways:

  • Individualism

Nature speaks in different and various ways to each person:

To him who in the love of Nature holds
                                    ...she speaks
A various language

However, when one dies, this individualism is "surrender[ed] up to Nature as the person will then "mix forever with the elements."

  •  Nature 

Nature begins to speak to the reader in line 17: "Comes a still voice--" In lines 22-23, and...

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