Within his poetry Wordsworth reflects the religious beliefs of the Romantic period. Romantics looked upon nature as a residence of God and the “natural man” is considered the closest to nature; therefore the closest to God. Nature is the beauty and bond that unifies God with the human soul, conversing the divine universal forces. Wordsworth defines poetry as “the spontaneous overflow of powerful feeling” and “emotion recollected in tranquillity.” Wordsworth’s poetry includes passages of great hope, optimism and joy best summarised through his poems “Daffodils” and “Lines Written in Early Spring” however his life occupied much tragedy. Romantics suggest a spiritual relationship with nature; through a poet’s personal experience in the natural surroundings to surpass his ordinary life and problems to reconnect spiritually to re-conceive his life. “To her fair works did Nature link The human soul that through me ran; And much it grieved my heart to think What man h...
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...ers of the poem can clearly hear when the line ends, this then shaping the poem.
“The Best Poems of the English Language.” is the culmination for Harold Bloom of his lifelong love of poetry. It is a comprehensive anthology that offers the reader possession of six centuries of great British and American poetry. Wordsworth became well-known for his poems that assisted the launch of the Romantic period, two of his most famous poems “Daffodils” and “Lines Written in Early Spring” use specific poetic devices such as personification, imagery and a rhyming scheme to back up the beliefs of the Romantic period. For his well-known poem and status for the lunch of the Romantic period William Wordsworth should be included in “The Best Poems of the English Language.” With his famous poems “Daffodils” and “Lines Written in Early Spring” as well as other that represent romanticism.
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