International Journal of Literature and Arts
Volume 4, Issue 5, September 2016, Pages: 84-89
Received: Oct. 20, 2016;
Published: Oct. 20, 2016
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Jingdong Zhong, English Faculty, Zhejiang Yuexiu University of Foreign Languages, Shaoxing, China
This paper attempts to discuss the ways of examining visual and verbal representations of landscapes so as to strengthen the “self-knowledge” of adjusting the balance between human beings and nature. Through reading Derwent Water in literature and painting, the paper has a short study on the process of making a wonderful landscape, which is focused on the amphitheatre of the lakescape, Lodore and the scenery after sunset. The study confirms that the popularity of Derwent Water mainly lies in its terrific landscape concerned with an interwoven history of visual and verbal representations, the reading of which can lead to a deepening love and respect for our natural heritage and might also help to “see” the unseen human harms done to the landscape nowadays.
Reading Derwent Water in Literature and Painting: From John Brown to Chiang Yee, International Journal of Literature and Arts.
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