“Thanatopsis” ­ William Cullen Bryant 1. Did this poem make you think of nature in a new way? Explain. 2. Identify the various languages Nature speaks to those who love her. Give details to explain. 3. In the end, who shares the individual being’s destiny? 4. Explain the title’s connection to the poem. Do research if needed. 5. Is nature a good or bad thing for Bryant? Use examples of word choice to back up your assertion. Predict: The next genre we’ll read is the gothic . Take a guess at some of the traits of gothic literature. Have you ever read a gothic piece?