William Wordsworth And John Keats Essay

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The ecstatic love poets, William Blake, William Wordsworth, and John Keats were great poets of their time period. Their works influenced many people and it was influenced by the enlightenment, which changed the aspects of poetry and how it was written. All three poets shared the love of nature and wrote about the importance of not forgetting nature and how nature affects the earth. Nature as a teacher, spiritual elements, and personal freedom are elements of romantic poetry. The first of the three poets I will talk about is William Blake. William Blake was born in 1757 in London. William Blake was three out of six children in his family and was part of the lower-middle-class. At the age of 10 he started to attend drawing school and at…show more content…
His father was a lawyer and his mom died when he was eight years old. William Wordsworth was sent to grammar school and learned Greek and Latin and studied the works of Shakespeare and Milton. In the summer of 1790 William Wordsworth traveled with a friend to France and the Alps. During this time period the French revolution took place. In 1798, they published a collection of poems called Lyrical Ballads, this was one of his best works, and completed the revolution of poetry. The World Is Too Much with Us is a poem that depicts how humans are wasting time on materialism and forgetting about nature. In the first line, the poet states, “The world is too much with us” (Wordsworth 596). This line is saying that we are becoming over populated by humans and that we are losing our connection with nature, “late and soon” (Wordsworth 596). William Wordsworth is talking about the past and future when he is saying late and soon. Wordsworth is telling us that we are getting too tied up with materialistic things, that is what Wordsworth is saying when he says, “Getting and spending” ( Wordsworth 596). “We lay waste our powers: Little we see in Nature that is ours.” (Wordsworth 596). This is saying that we are wasting our power which means that we the human forget to use our mind and soul and not using our power. Nature is ours, but yet we just kill it and Wordsworth wants us to reconnect with nature and not take it…show more content…
He was diagnosed with a mortal illness. John Keats was born in the year 1795 and was the oldest son of an ostler, a laborer who looked after horses. Keats was an apprentice to a surgeon and pursued a career in the medical field, but Keats found it horrifying and started writing poetry. 1818 Keats’ little brother died from tuberculosis. After his brother’s death, Keats started writing some of his most famous works, like “The Eve of Saint Agnes,” “La Belle Dame sans Merci,” “Lamia,” the completion of his long poem Hyperion, all of his great odes. In John Keats’ works he shows the reader his luxurious language and sumptuous imagery. His stanzas in the poems shows beauty, his poems usually reflect on death, love, pain, art and nature just like the other two poets Wordsworth and Blake. John Keats uses his poems to symbolize things. In Ode to a Nightingale the poem symbolizes old age and how it is tragic. In the third stanza it says, “Where palsy shakes a few, sad, last grey hairs, / Where youth grows pale, and spectre-thin, and dies” (Keats 613). What I am getting from these two lines is in the first line is that we all get old and it is inevitable and there is no escaping it. The next line shows that we start off with our youth, but later on we get older and sad because we will miss that youth and than their life grows then and dies. In the first stanza just by reading the first

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