An Ecological Exploration of Marvell’s Selected Poems

Mohammad Hussein Oroskhan, Sohila Faghfori


The backdrop of global deforestation and environmental degradation compelled the critics to change their angles of vision and examine the works of art differently. As a result, Eco criticism emerged as a new literary field in the 1990s. It investigates human's relation with the nature presented in literature. In this respect, many Eco critical works written by Romanticists led to the negligence of the importance of environmental concern in 17th and 18th English literature. Andrew Marvell, although being neglected, advocated for the preservation of Nature way back in the 17th century. He pleaded with human being to elevate their relationship with everything in nature to a higher level of feeling. Thus, this paper aims at delving into Marvell’s selected poems to explore them from an Eco critical point of view so as to consider Marvell an Ecocritical poet.



Ecology, Eco criticism, nature, environment

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