William Wordsworth's "The Prelude" Poem Review by Write Fine

William Wordsworth's "The Prelude"
An analysis of William Wordsworth's poem " The Prelude", which details the development of the poet's mind.
# 113279 | 1,380 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Mar 26, 2009 in Literature (English) , Literature (Poetry) , English (Analysis)

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This paper explains that William Wordsworth's poem "The Prelude", is a lengthy poem, described as a Romantic autobiography, in which he features his own development as a poet and the evolution of his spirit. The paper then points out that, for Wordsworth and the other Romantic poets, there is a complementary relationship between nature and the imagination, which is crucial to the understanding of Wordsworth's design in this poem. The paper illustrates this relationship as the poet develops from a child to a young boy and finally to a youth.

Table of Contents:
The Child Loves Nature for its Charm on a Sensuous Level
The Young Boy Loves Nature for its Own Sake on an Aesthetic Level
The Youth Loves Nature as a Sacred Force

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Gaskell, Ronald. Wordsworth's Poem of the Mind: An Essay on 'The Prelude'. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1991.
  • Harding, Anthony John. "Wordsworth's Prelude, Tracey Emin, and Romantic Autobiography." Wordsworth Circle 34.2 (Spring 2003): 59(7).
  • Philmus, Robert M. "Wordsworth and the interpretation of dreams." Papers on Language & Literature 31.n2 (Spring 1995): 184(22).
  • Smith, J. Mark. "'Unrememberable' sound in Wordsworth's 1799 Prelude." Studies in Romanticism 42.4 (Winter 2003): 501(19).
  • Wordsworth, William. The Prelude, or the Growth of a Poet's Mind. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1926.

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