Wordsworth is not a poet of pure sensation. Sensation marks the beginning of his poetry and ends up in providing him with wisdom. In “The Prelude”, Wordsworth helps in demonstrating his three level of love towards Nature and how it grows and matures with the passage of time. In Book I- ‘Childhood & School-time’, he is an infant and Nature acts mere as a playground for him. He quite starkly remembers the amalgamation of sounds of Nature with that of his Nurse’s lullaby.
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.
Nature is undeniably beautiful. There is something so angelic about the way it surrounds us everywhere we go. Nature is essential to life. "The Calypso Borealis," an essay by John Muir, and William Wordsworth's poem "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud," both describe their perspectives and mood towards nature. Nature highly impacts both these authors according to their writings.
In the poem “I wandered lonely as a cloud”, Wordsworth also uses imagery to expresses a similar experience. In the first stanza he describes “A host, of golden daffodils; /beside the lake, beneath the trees, /Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.” (Wordsworth Ln 4-6). Words such as “host”, “golden”, “Fluttering” and “dancing”, all appeals to the reader’s sense of sight, hearing, and smell. It brings us into the scene. These images show Wordsworth’s relationship with nature because he personifies this flower allowing him to relate it and become one with nature.
Wordsworth was known to be a keen naturalist who fell in love with the pristine environment of itself. Besides, he as well lived a romantic philosophical life. Therefore, his work explores the interaction between nature and humankind. The relation adopted the outline of a vicious circle of being in touch with nature by observation and changing the things through meditation. William Wordsworth knew the fact that human intelligence always interprets features in a manner that includes to it facts that may
I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud by William Wordsworth The Mind. Wordsworth was an eminent English poet that together with Samuel Taylor Coleridge launched the Romantic Movement in literature with the 1798 publication of Lyrical Ballads. He is often described as a nature poet, as nature is in the focus of most of his poetry. However, to Wordsworth nature was much more than just a physical manifestation outside of ourselves. Wordsworth wrote most of his early poetry on the relationship between the mind and nature.
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Indeed, Longfellow remarks the most important element of this type new contrivance of literature, which is the notability and dependence of nature. In addition to his annotation about the importance of nature, Longfellow in his poem “The Song of Hiawatha”, narrates us about the Native America inestimable interpretations of the Earth, provided by a fictional singer called “Nawadaha”. Longfellow uses this mythical character to portray his naïve thoughts about the socially rejected Indians and how does the natural landscape of the world figure the unknown and untold essence of
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