Essay about Wordsworth’s Romantic Style Present in Tintern Abbey

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William Wordsworth’s “Tintern Abbey” is an ideal example of romantic poetry. As the web page “Wordsworth Tintern Abbey” notes, this recollection was added to the end of his book Lyrical Ballads, as a spontaneous poem that formed upon revisiting Wye Valley with his sister (Wordsworth Tintern Abbey). His writing style incorporated all of the romantic perceptions, such as nature, the ordinary, the individual, the imagination, and distance, which he used to his most creative extent to create distinctive recollections of nature and emotion, centered on striking descriptions of his individual reactions to these every day, ordinary things. Tintern Abbey is just an old ruin (William). However, throughout Wordsworth’s poetry Tintern Abbey becomes …show more content…
The scenic memories of his recollection form within him his insight into nature as man. A fusion of the scenic observations of nature and the nature of man is this poem’s essential argument, which is the main pursuit in Wordsworth’s poetry. For example, as Harold Bloom notes in “Modern Critical Views of William Wordsworth”, “Wordsworth hears again the particular intimation of his own immortality…” referencing the opening of the poem where Wordsworth remarks at the five years past since his last visit (Bloom 126). Wordsworth seeks his inner humanity directly through his observations and nature, yet, through doing so, he seeks the nature of existence itself. Simply put, Wordsworth’s observations of the ordinary nature are his memories, and thus his insight into himself. Wordsworth “uses nature themes and depictions of his environment to explore the relationship between the natural world and humankind's place within it” (Poetry). Strong Romantic perceptions like this in Tintern Abbey allow Wordsworth to view his own humanity, and thus his own mortality. Focus on the individual is essential to the construct of romantic poetry. And, as Wordsworth demonstrates, seems to become inseparable with romantic perceptions of the individual and nature. As noted previously, Wordsworth reflection on nature allowed him to reflect on his own humanity. This ability is essential to Wordsworth’s view on nature, because his memories become his own model to reflect upon. In

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