Nature And Social Criticism In Wordsworth's Poetry

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Being disappointed with results of French Revolution, Wordsworth resolved to devote himself to looking for truth and exquisiteness in the majesty and innocence of nature. He aspired for producing art that would be loyal to the finest qualities that dwells within man and tried to reveal it by absolute power of poetry. The freshness and emotional power of expressions, the strong psychological depth of his characterization and importance of his social interpretation made Wordsworth’s poetry notably distinctive from the more formally crafted works of his time. Being a nature poet Wordsworth suggested that poetry was a result of “spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings” and hence, it should be simple and natural. He presented into literature a state of innocence spawned by the primary bonds with nature and claimed that only in such condition intrinsic ardours of the heart get a better soil to achieve their perfection. Wordsworth even believed that the metrical part of poetry, its rhythm and language too should be closer to the intonation of everyday speech to the greatest extent. Therefore, he broke the artificial diction of the previous…show more content…
It surpassed the common corporeal and emotional gratification and found its reflection in the manifestation of nature as a divine power. Wordsworth regarded nature as a provenience of spiritual comfort to human beings and believed that the man closer to nature was either closer to God. He also declared that from examination of nature man may learn more of moral credibility than from all the texts and sagas. He considered nature as the only great and competent tutor of man and for this often viewed it on a broad scale, giving us detailed description of sceneries and majestic characteristics. This mystical semi-pantheistic nature-religion theory is plainly disclosed in the following lines of “Tintern
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