Analysis Of Lines Composed A Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey By William Wordsworth

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As noted by Wordsworth's biographical introduction, his works touched on "…the relationship between the poet and the natural world…" (p. 348). William Wordsworth did not just write poems that celebrate the beauty or his enjoyment of nature and the outside world. On the other hand, his works delve into a much deeper understanding of how much nature was intertwined with his life. Although Wordsworth does appreciate the magnificence of nature, he uses its qualities to write poems that touch on philosophical and personal ideas. In "Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey," Wordsworth use of nature connects his sister that he was close to back to the main topic: nature. Although Wordsworth fears that his love of nature could be mistaken and …show more content…
Even after he has left the idyllic backdrop of the abbey, Wordsworth notes, "I have owed to them, in hours of weariness, sensations sweet, felt in the blood, and felt along the heart" (p. 351). Wordsworth uses nature in these lines to show how it has affected his being. Although "Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey" does exemplify a naturalistic poem that celebrates the serenity of nature, there are themes that represents Romantic ideas. Combined with "Ode on Intimations of Immortality," many of these Romantic ideas like using the imagination and references to childhood are seen. Nature is used to paint these symbols in "Ode on Intimations of Immortality." Childhood is a large theme in "Immortality Ode," and nature helps to convey it. Just as in the previous poem, Wordsworth is able to use his memories of nature to connect to his idyllic childhood. Wordsworth celebrates this by saying, "…is something that doth live, that nature yet remembers what was so fugitive [the closeness to Heaven during childhood]" (p. 357). Overall, Wordsworth certainly uses nature to not just revere the physical attributes of nature but also the effects it has on him and the relationships that he has

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