Ode: Intimations of Immortality

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

    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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  • Function Of Metaphor Peter Newmark Analysis

    The function and purpose of metaphor has become commonly defined, as Peter Newmark does, as “an aesthetically pleasing as well as insightful truth” and, in order to do this, the author must “become a translator of truth“ (“The Function of Metaphor”, __ ). “Truth” in Newmark’s opinion is an aesthetic experience that becomes owned by the reader through reader response. This implies that the reader deconstructs metaphor from his or her aesthetic experience into a truth applicable on the individual…

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  • Romantic Poetry Research Paper

    The descriptions of the ‘steadfast’ and ‘patient’ nature of the ‘Bright star’ are included in order to juxtapose Keats’ perception of himself and the subject of the poem. This can be seen to obviously parallel Wordsworth’s ‘Ode: Intimations of Immortality…’ insofar as the natural world functions purely to facilitate Keats’ expression of his own feelings towards the lover the ‘Bright star’ [1] metaphorically represents. This poem may be indicative of Keats ‘los[ing] the ability to forget…

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  • Nirguna Bhakti Essay

    learning only two words that made ‘Rama’ was enough. As Kabir proceeded in his spiritual growth he gained the deep rooted conviction that a man is created by god in his own image, the Soul in man (Jivathma) being part and parcel of the Supreme Soul (Paramathma). Their union is dependent on man. If he would lead a noble and moral life he can gain moksha. Or else he will fail in his union with the Supreme Soul. According to Kabir love is the basic ingredient of devotion to the Lord without love…

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