Innocence in an Incredulous World

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Innocence in an Incredulous World Throughout the years literature has been used to express new ideas, feelings and emotions. During the Romantic era authors wrote about their happy memories and sad experiences in life . The poem “We are Seven” written by William Wordsworth expresses the feeling of innocence in a child’s life. Like Wordsworth, Alfred Lord Tennyson wrote the poem “The Lady of Shalott” with a similar theme. In his poem “The Lady of Shalott“ he expresses the innocence of a lonely women who grows old inside her house waiting for a man to marry her. The two author’s main focus was to express innocence in the lives of people. During the Romantic Era drastic events changed the way people lived. One major change came with the Industrial Revolution, many job opportunities began to arise and people started to change their living lifestyle. Many people went to live in the cities and left behind the breathtaking countryside. The British Culture became better because they had more resources and its economy increased rapidly, however people lost the tranquility of nature with their movement into the emerging cities. Another important event that had a significant effect on the British culture and Literature was the French revolution; poets like William Wordsworth were devastated to see the horrible changes the revolution had caused. The revolution was one of the major reasons why poets focused more on the theme of nature. The poem “Lines Written a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey” written by William Wordsworth expresses the power of nature. The author uses his memories from past experiences to illustrate the importance of nature in a person’s life. In the poem he describes nature’s strong healing power. Wordsworth communicate... ... middle of paper ... ...ing of love because she was lock inside a tower Works Cited Rougeau-Vanderford, Nichole. "We are Seven." ENGL 2323. University of Texas of the Permian Basin. Spring 2014. Lecture. Tennyson,Alfred. “The lady Of Shalott.” The Longman Anthology of British Literature. Eds.David Damrosch and Kevin J. H. Dettmar. 4th ed. Vol. 2B “The Victorian Age” New York: Pearson / Longman, 2010. 1181-85. Print. Wordsworth, William .“We Are Seven.” The Longman Anthology of British Literature. Eds.David Damrosch and Kevin J. H. Dettmar. 4th ed. Vol. 2A“The Romantics and Their Contemporaries.” New York: Pearson / Longman, 2010. 377-9. Print. “Lines Written a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey.” The Longman Anthology of British Literature. Eds. David Damrosch and Kevin J. H. Dettmar. 4th ed. Vol. 2A “The Romantics and Their Contemporaries.” New York: Pearson / Longman, 2010. 390-4. Print.
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