William Wordsworth 's Tintern Abbey, The World Is Too Much With Us, And `` Westminster Bridge ``

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The rebellion against reason is perhaps the most significant characteristic of the Romantic movement. As people of the era began to reject neoclassical formalism due to the start of the French Revolution, Romanticism was born. Romantics spoke of the self and its creative resources in powerful, at times “ecstatic” terms; whereas past movements ,such as the enlightenment era, emphasized the physical and intellectual mastery of the natural world. Due to the fact that there are many sectors of romanticism that make it easily applicable to every aspect of life, one can see that the authors of this time period often used themes as loose collection of diffused characteristics (Romanticism). Themes such as Love, Nature, and Man versus Nature have recurred time and time again, with the only major differing factor from author to author being how they implemented their experiences to create their work. Through William Wordsworth’s poems, “Tintern Abbey,” “The World Is Too Much With Us,” and “Westminster Bridge,” common romantic themes are consistently used to show the similarities within Wordsworth’s works.

As one would guess, due to the fact that Wordsworth is a romantic author, the most commonly used theme is nature versus man. He successfully exemplifies the theme through the use of syntax, hyperboles and personification. In “Composed Upon Westminster Bridge”, Wordsworth 's love and admiration for nature is demonstrated in the way he makes London seem like a part of nature…

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