William Wordsworth is one poet who focuses about death in many of his poems. Wordsworth treats death in his poems differently to evoke different feelings among his audiences and Wordsworth uses death to call into question his own feelings on the subject. First, Wordsworth addresses the finality of death differently in his poems. In
[...] (Romantics) were thankful to nature for that soothing action. Unlike poets who revolted against it because it did not echo their love experiences, Romantic artist paid tribute to the maternal and consoling quality of nature. (p. 38). In order to analyze the importance of nature on William Wordsworth, this theoretical introduction will be followed by a description of the author’s understanding of the matter through his life as stated in The Prelude. Besides, the sonnet The World Is Too Much with Us will be interpreted in pursuance of the ultimate cogitation about nature.
Charles Smith explains how “the scene itself has changed little or not at all”, yet, “the poet has changed a great deal.” (Smith, 1184-1199.). Essentially, Wordsworth reminisces on his rural childhood, and compares it to his present self, as he has “learned / To look on nature, not as in the hour / Of thoughtless youth” (89-91). This exact progression and understanding depicts his new-found ability to look back and envisage these beautiful memories which provided him with “sensations sweet, / Felt in the blood, and felt along the heart.” (28-29), “In hours of weariness” (28). Furthermore, Wordsworth acknowledges the positive impact that this scene has left on him mentally and physically, allowing him to access a state of mind in which the issues of the world are merely displaced out of this narrative; he develops a view into “the life of things” (50) as a “living soul” (47). Pantheism can also be viewed as a sensation this scene allows Wordsworth to discover, as he states that “Almost suspended, we are laid asleep / In body” when we experience nostalgia.
As the poem progresses, there are indents that indicate a new stanza and the focus shifts or topics. The blank verse enables Wordsworth to easily alter topics to describe his emotions, past memories, and the impact of nature. The poem is Wordsworth encounter of a location that he has not been to in awhile and the nature is a "tranquil" environment. The Wordsworth acknowledges how he has change from the last time he was there. As a child, he saw nature consist of waterfalls, mountains, trees, and sky.
He describes the daffodils as never ending as he compares them to the stars in the Milky Way: “Continuous as the stars that shine and twinkle on the Milky Way, They stretched in never-ending line along the margin of a bay”. This views begins to completely satisfy all his needs in this moment, “A poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company: I gazed—and gazed—but little thought what wealth the show to me had brought”. Wordsworth then explains how when he is feeling lonesome, the vision he keeps of this nature uplifts his negative moods. The thought of the daffodils helps to keep him at peace and clear his mind. To conclude, Muir and Wordsworth both use nature as a form a relief when they are feeling down.
But that is not true. According to Friedrich Schlegel in the article "Romanticism," the main focus of the movement is to depict emotional matter in the imaginative form." During the eighteenth century romanticism spread throughout Western Europe and the United States. Notable writers of the Romantic Movement are William Wordsworth, Walt Whitman, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Edgar Allan Poe, and Nathaniel Hawthorne. The ideas of Romanticism have many roots dating back to the American Revolution, the French Revolution, and the middle Ages.
Some poems have a unique way of grabbing the reader’s attention, and have the ability to keep them interested while reading. Poems come in all different styles, and have different ways to approach the theme. William Wordsworth is a poet, with a relationship with human nature. In most of William Wordsworth’s poems, he has a recurring theme of nature, which shows his passion and makes for a great connection. In the two poems, “It Was An April Morning: Fresh and Clear”, and “I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud (Daffodils)” the recurring common theme I can see in them is the nature part of them.
Nevertheless, along with these newly established genres existing ones flourished as well. Among them the preference was given to poetry which was appreciated for its ability to express profound emotions and contradictions of human soul. The Romantic poetry was a passionate protest against the rules, conventions and limitations imposed by the previous age. It varied from the strictly upheld formal style of neoclassical writings in its subjectivity, spontaneity and freedom of expressions. The Romantic poems were constitutionally modified to cover the problems of the age.
Romanticism actually begin in 1798 when William Wordsworth founded lyrical ballads. Lyrical ballads was a collection of poems by William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Colreidge first published in 1798. Lyrical ballads consists of poetic theory and poetic concepts that how a poetry should be and written what should be the idea of poetry. Romanticism was influenced by The American Revolution, The French Revolution and the Napoleonic wars. Romanticism also affected politics.
He became England's poet laureate in 1843, a role he held until his death in 1850 (Kettler, n.d.) Originally inspired by the French Revolution and the social changes it brought, Wordsworth tried to create poetry of the people, in the language of the common man. In both in his poems and his prose, Wordsworth was particularly concerned with discovering a sort of divine ecstasy that, for him, could be found only in nature and the innocence of childhood. With a mind ever wandering after the wonders of nature and the emotions of the heart, Wordsworth was originally criticized for his sentiment and the familiarity of his verse by his contemporaries. (Newworldencyclopedia.org,