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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2022, 5(4); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2022.050403.

Ecological View from Images in Marianne Moore’s the Fish


Ziyan Zhao

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Ziyan Zhao

Department of English, Harbin Normal University, Harbin, 150028, China


Marianne Moore is a staunch advocate of the theory that writings are for conveying truth. Her animal poetry is frequently regarded as an allegory of humanity's weakness or barbarism, displaying her contemplation of the natural world. This paper focuses on the images in Marianne Moore’s “The Fish” to explore her ecological view. It tries to find out Moore’s basic views about nature by analyzing the images that she depicts and the way that she arranges them. It also demonstrates how Moore perceives the relationship between human beings and nature through the analysis of the symbolic meanings of “sea” and “cliff”, by which Moore calls attention for ecological peace.


ecological view; images; nature; relationship

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Ziyan Zhao. Ecological View from Images in Marianne Moore’s the Fish. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2022) Vol. 5, Issue 4: 13-16. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2022.050403.


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