Analysis Of Veering Away From Blake By William Wordsworth

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Veering away from Blake, William Wordsworth also addresses the tensions between innocence and corruption as well as beauty and monstrosity in his work, Ode. Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood. He begins by explaining in the first stanza that there was a time when everything on earth was beautiful and appeared to be dreamlike to him, “appareled in celestial light.” However, things have greatly changed as he says in the last line of the first stanza, “the things which I have seen I now can see no more.” He still is able to see everything: the moon, sunshine, water, rainbows. However, it appears as though he does not see them in the same light as before, “that there hath past away a glory from the earth.” In the third stanza, the speaker becomes stricken with grief. All around him, he hears pleasant sounds, such as birds singing, trumpets blowing, and mountains echoing, but he cannot experience them as he once used to as a child. However, as the poem enters its fourth stanza, Wordsworth begins to understand his grief and tries to trick himself to enter a state of joy, stating “oh evil day! If I were sullen while Earth herself is adorning.” Still, even with the joy he has managed to manipulate, the speaker still feels the hole of something missing. He sees a tree in a field and a pansy at his feet that bring the melancholy back to him. He ends the fourth stanza by saying, “where is it now, the glory and the dream?” The fifth stanza brings the

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