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Shvoong Home>Books>Classic Literature>Summary of John Masefield's-'the West Wind' Review

Summary of John Masefield's-'the West Wind'

Book Review   by:akso6o175     Original Author: Andy Kester Sawian
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Masefield recalls the sight of the west lands and the old brown hills when viewed from his native hometown. Tears of joy gather in his eyes as he remembers the manner of how the west wind blew though he can never hear it come. He can feel the warm wind blowing from the west and carries with it the sounds that are full of birds’ songs. The spirit of the mid-spring of April is felt when the west wind blows and the daffodils dance.
                 The west lands projected by the west wind go beyond an imaginary paradise. The vast area of apple orchards produces the fresh air with an aroma of wine.  There is also a vast stretch of meadow that is covered with clean, cool and deep green grass. In the day time there are plenty of thrushes singing from their nests; whistling and singing with a clear, soft note like that of a flute. This is best suited for men like him who are totally worn down and their bodies, minds, hearts and souls are tired. Here they may lie and rest as long as they desire.
                The west wind declares that it is the blossoming time of April and the white cleansing of May. The summer rain is soft and warm. The sun is bright and shining. It gives a wake-up call to him to come home from wherever he is and take a break from life’s demanding quest.
                In the atmosphere above the earth is the clear blue sky with only a few white clouds. The bright sunny days are already here and many a times accompanied by the warm and soft summer rain. The wild bees fly about with care-free hearts to see the merry spirit of spring again. The young corn has become green and everywhere around the field, the rabbits run in delight. Truly such a marvelous sight is like a song to any man’s soul and fire to any man’s brain.
               In the west lands above the green wheat, there are innumerable larks singing. The west wind carries with it the sound of music that is full of bird’s cries. Masefield assures all his friends a quiet rest for their tired feet, balms for bruised hearts and sleep for aching eyes. All they have to do is return to their native home with no more further ado.
             Masefield finally makes a resolute decision to return home westward and tread on the white road of truth. To reach his destination that is filled with the cool and green grass where he can rest his heart and head. The fine land that is filled with violets, warm hearts and thrushes songs is the west land where he belongs.
Published: June 14, 2010   
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  1. Answer   Question  :    what conclusion does the poet reach in the end? View All
  1. Answer   Question  :    why is the poet nostalgic? ( 1 Answer ) View All
  1. Answer  :    poet is nostalgic because he feels the warmth of west land Thursday, March 13, 2014
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  1. Answer  :    the theme is when poet stay at his native he feels happy but now we learn that the poet is nostalgic as his native land is calling him back. Thursday, March 13, 2014
  1. Answer  :    the theme is that one man in red shirt is laying down and the birds are sitting on the tree Tuesday, January 21, 2014
  1. Answer   Question  :    Why does the poet use the word 'warm' to describe the west wind? ( 1 Answer ) View All
  1. Answer  :    because the wind which travel from west is sometime warm.in the air of west land is warm . Thursday, March 13, 2014
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  1. Answer  :    The poem welcomes the west wind because it is its homeland Tuesday, December 31, 2013
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  1. Answer  :    The poet finally decides to return home westward and tread on the white road of truth. Saturday, December 07, 2013
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  1. Answer  :    how would I know Thursday, November 14, 2013
  1. Answer   Question  :    how do we know that the poet is from the west?pick out the line or phrase in the poem which tell us this ( 1 Answer ) View All
  1. Answer  :    i don't know Thursday, November 14, 2013
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  1. Answer  :    Here Brother means The Nature Saturday, October 19, 2013
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  1. Answer  :    The poet welcomes the west wind because the west wind fills him with nostalgia and brings tears in his eyes whenever it comes.it comes from the old brown hills of the west which were ones the poets home and brings with it daffodils,the cries of birds and the spring season of the April. Tuesday, October 08, 2013
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