Essay on William Wordsworth: Nature vs. Humanity

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Wordsworth has been considered to be one of the most significant romantic writers in history. The romantic period was one of the most influential time periods of British literature and was referred to as incidents of life. Romanticism followed little of the same old boring rules and left authors free to write as they felt. Most literature from this period was based on love, fascinations, obsessions, myths, and nature, these and other such emotions or areas of interest are what changed the eighteenth-century ideas of poetry forever. Wordsworth is considered a romantic poet, because his writings were very imaginative, emotional, and visionary. A majority of Wordsworth’s literature expressed his obsession with nature. He had many …show more content…
He wrote these poems to let the people escape from the reality of their lives, and create something positive for them to live for. Compared to the people living and working in these factories, Wordsworth was a naturist. He could go out and see the natural life as it was intended, anytime he wished and write about it for his readers. These readers loved his works because they were always very emotional, visionary and imaginative. Wordsworth regularly discussed poetry with his friend Samuel Coleridge, who at the time was also a romantic writer. In their time as friends they wrote and discussed many poems, which later led to the writing of The Prelude. Part of the reason Wordsworth believed he was a humanistic writer was the fact that he wrote many poems with Coleridge. Life does not get much closer to humanism then collaborative writing with a fellow romantic poet. Wordsworth was writing with another poet not alone in nature, how could be considered a naturist? What Wordsworth did not realize was that many of his poems had plenty of comparisons of material possessions to things of nature. As a reader it is very easy to take these comparisons either way, whether it is humanist or naturist, readers will interpret poems how they see fit. Wordsworth never realized how much of his work had to do with nature, almost every poem is about nature. By comparing man and material things to nature Wordsworth thought he was writing

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