Wordsworth's Rendering of Nature Analytical Essay by Master Researcher

Wordsworth's Rendering of Nature
An analysis of how Wordsworth communicated the joy of nature in his poetry.
# 35246 | 900 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Sep 24, 2003 in Literature (American) , Literature (Poetry) , English (Analysis)

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This paper examines how Wordsworth renders to others the extraordinary joy which he gleaned from nature. The poems used to illustrate this are "Michael", "Resolution and Independence" and "The Idiot Boy". The paper highlights how Wordsworth communicated great lessons through the use of simple and often ignored aspects of nature.

From the Paper:

"Wordsworth invites the reader to follow him. In "Resolution and Independence" he is a "Traveller then upon the moor...And all the ways of men, so vain and melancholy" (126). In "Michael", the same view is expressed that society must be forsaken for a time: "If from the public way you turn your steps" (104). Wordsworth regularly uses the words solitude or solitary in his poems. The setting chosen to narrate the tale of Michael corresponds perfectly with its content "It is in truth an utter solitude" (104). The cadence also correlates with minimum movement. "With few sheep, with rocks and stones, and kites/ That overhead are sailing in the sky" (104).
"Wordsworth was deeply concerned with the visible universe, and in the "Preface to Lyrical Ballads", poetry becomes "the most philosophic of all writing" Purkis 72). Whereas poetry presented a philosophical argument for the necessity of solitude and on the significance of nature, much of the terminology and phrasing of the poet are far from being philosophic."

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