William Wordsworth's Passion For Nature By William Wordsworth

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William Wordsworth was a prolific writer and nature lover. As the bulk of his poetry is concerned he has four periods; the early period, the period of gloom, the glorious decade, and the period of decline. Wordsworth poetic life began in the early period. The poems of the Gloom period marks the poet’s tortured state of mind. His state of mind was clearly reflected in the remarkable poem, Guilt and Sorrow. It reveals the story of cruel wrongs suffered by an innocent woman as a result of war. Wordsworth wrote his best poem during the Glorious decade from 1797 to1807.The volume of Lyrical Ballads was published in the autumn of 1798. After 1807 Wordsworth’s poetic powers began to decline.
As being a Romantic poet, Wordsworth’s passion for nature
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Being pantheist he believes the same spirit flows through human beings and nature. In fact, his aim is to establish harmony between man and nature through his nature poems. He believes that there is a pre-existing harmony between the mind of man and nature. The company of nature gives joy to the human heart and it console the minds of people. The great masterpiece “Tintern Abbey’ shows that nature plays a great role in shaping and developing human mind. Thus, it combines noble poetry and noble philosophy. In “Tintern Abbey” he …show more content…
For Wordswroth Man and Nature was one of the major themes in his poetry. There is no doubt that nature provides solace for human being. As a Romantic poet, Wordsworth conceived nature as a living personality. Nature was a real person to Wordswroth. Being the poet of nature who sees it as a living element makes him unique among other contemporary poets. Further, he considers nature as a mother, nurse and guardian. Most of the scholars called him a lover of mankind and nature. He did not identify the ugly side of nature as Tennyson did in his poem ‘red in tooth and claw’. In Wordsworth poetry nature appears as a mental, intellectual and moral relief for man and it heals the minds of the

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