A Study Of Wordsworths Poetry Essays

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A Study of Wordsworth's Poetry


     Wordsworth poetry derives its strength from the passion with which he
views nature. Wordsworth has grown tired of the world mankind has created, and
turns to nature for contentment. In his poems, Wordsworth associates freedom of
emotions with natural things. Each aspect of nature holds a different meaning
for Wordsworth. 'The beauty of morning; silent, bare' (5:WB*)

     A main source of interest for Wordsworth is the absence of an unnatural
presence, such as a city. In his sonnet, 'Composed upon Westminster Bridge,
September 3, 1802', Wordsworth views London at the break of dawn, admiring the
serenity and artistic impact of the scenery. 'A sight so touching in its
majesty;' (4:WB) He finds it an almost spiritual experience by simply observing
the stillness of morning. 'Dear God! the very houses seem asleep;' (13:WB)

     Just as Wordsworth finds fulfillment in nature, he also finds disgust in
the world's neglect of nature. His sonnet, 'The World Is Too Much with Us' deals
primarily with his dissatisfaction with the world.Wordsworth criticizes mankind
for misdirecting its abilities. 'Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers'
(2:TW) Wordsworth also hopes that the world would find more of itself in nature,
similar to his desire for his sister in his poem, 'Lines Composed a Few Miles
Above Tintern Abbey', to gain an interest in nature. 'For this, for everythin...

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