Thy soul was like a Star, and dwelt apart:Thou hadst a voice whose sound was like the sea:Pure as the naked heavens, majestic, free,So didst thou travel on life's common way,In cheerful godliness; and yet thy heartThe lowliest duties on herself did lay. And he had many hardships to endure: From pond to pond he roamed, from moor to moor; Housing, with God's good help, by choice or chance, And in this way he gained an honest maintenance. Context: William Wordsworth was a romantic poet. The sight was majestically beautiful and in the poem Wordsworth reflects how his daughter is unaffected by the majesty of the scene as being young she is one with nature. Structure: Written as part of a much larger piece. Earth fills her lap with pleasures of her own; Yearnings she hath in her own natural kind, And, even with something of a mother's mind, And no unworthy aim, The homely nurse doth all she can To make her foster-child, her inmate, Man, Forget the glories he hath known, And that imperial palace whence he came.
These images evoke not only a pure nature as one might expect, they evoke a life of the common people in harmony with the nature. Written by An Evening Scene on the Same Subject Up! Never did the sun more beautifully steepIn his first splendour, valley, rock, or hill;Ne'er saw I, never felt a calm so deep! Although he recognizes the worth of love and joy, he is now not sure whether blindly trusting them can guide man to all good. England has become stagnant and corrupt in all quarters. Tintern Abbey by William Wordsworth: Summary and Critical Analysis The poem Lines Composed A Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey is generally known as Tintern Abbey written in 1798 by the father of Romanticism William Wordsworth. She has a world of ready wealth, Our minds and hearts to bless— Spontaneous wisdom breathed by health, Truth breathed by cheerfulness.
Therefore let the moon Shine on thee in thy solitary walk; And let the misty mountain winds be free To blow against thee: and, in after years, When these wild ecstasies shall be matured Into a sober pleasure; when thy mind Shall be a mansion for all lovely forms, Thy memory be as a dwelling place For all sweet sounds and harmonies; oh! Human beings must realise the limitations of their power. He realizes that duty, though stern, is also graceful and divinely beautiful and hence he is willing to serve it more strictly. No peace, no comfort could I find, No ease, within doors or without, And crazily, and wearily I went my work about. All of them revolve around a girl named Lucy who has died young. See, at his feet, some little plan or chart, Some fragment from his dream of human life, Shaped by himself with newly-learned art; A wedding or a festival, A mourning or a funeral; And this hath now his heart, And unto this he frames his song: Then will he fit his tongue To dialogues of business, love, or strife; But it will not be long Ere this be thrown aside, And with new joy and pride The little actor cons another part; Filling from time to time his 'humorous stage' With all the Persons, down to palsied Age, That life brings with her in her equipage; As if his whole vocation Were endless imitation.
London, even by the early nineteenth century, was a world of industrialisation, smog that is, smoky fog, created by industrial activity , as well as the centre of government and empire, two things that came under heavy scrutiny by the early Romantic poets. He has again come to the same place where there are lofty cliffs, the plots of cottage ground, orchards groves and copses. Once again Do I behold these steep and lofty cliffs, That on a wild secluded scene impress Thoughts of more deep seclusion; and connect The landscape with the quiet of the sky. Written by Five years have passed; five summers, with the length Of five long winters! But it emphasizes the passage of time: five years have passed, five summers, five long winters… But when the poet is back to this place of natural beauty and serenity, it is still essentially the same. If this Be but a vain belief, yet, oh! Excerpt:- Oh there is blessing in this gentle breeze, A visitant that while it fans my cheek Doth seem half-conscious of the joy it brings From the green fields, and from yon azure sky. . Therefore Wordsworth claims that he is a lover of the meadows and of all which we see from this green earth.
This lonely place, the banks of the river and rolling waters from the mountain springs present a beautiful panoramic light. The view presented is a blend of wildness and order. Yet the London of early morning is serene and still, and it is this quiet scene that Wordsworth praises here. My pride was tamed, and in our grief, I of the parish ask'd relief. For I have learned To look on nature, not as in the hour Of thoughtless youth; but hearing oftentimes The still sad music of humanity, Nor harsh nor grating, though of ample power To chasten and subdue. Excerpt:- How oft, in spirit, have I turned to thee, O sylvan Wye! The waves beside them danced, but they Out-did the sparkling waves in glee: A poet could not but be gay, In such a jocund company: I gazed—and gazed—but little thought What wealth the show to me had brought: For oft, when on my couch I lie In vacant or in pensive mood, They flash upon that inward eye Which is the bliss of solitude; And then my heart with pleasure fills, And dances with the daffodils. Now, while the birds thus sing a joyous song, And while the young lambs bound As to the tabor's sound, To me alone there came a thought of grief: A timely utterance gave that thought relief, And I again am strong.
For this didst thou, O Derwent! This sonnet, written in 1802, praises the beauty of London in the early morning light, as the poet stands on Westminster Bridge admiring the surrounding buildings. But in his lifetime he wrote a great amount of poetry, in various forms and modes. Only Milton, it seems, can restore England to its former greatness, by restoring the virtues that it has lost. The second section begins with the meditation. It was a vein that never stopp'd, Like blood-drops from my heart they dropp'd.
Nor wilt thou then forget, That after many wanderings, many years Of absence, these steep woods and lofty cliffs, And this green pastoral landscape, were to me More dear, both for themselves and for thy sake! Nature and its influence on the poet in various stage forms the main theme of the poem. And 0, ye Fountains, Meadows, Hills, and Groves, Forebode not any severing of our loves! Enough of Science and of Art; Close up those barren leaves; Come forth, and bring with you a heart That watches and receives. Reaping and singing by herself; Stop here, or gently pass! This is the place to come for any lost worksheets, PowerPoint presentations that you can only half-remember, audio files to listen to again, and the prep instructions you forgot to write down! The best Wordsworth poems W. He can see the entirely natural cliffs and waterfalls; he can see the hedges around the fields of the people; and he can see wreaths of smoke probably coming from some hermits making fire in their cave hermitages. Written by In distant countries I have been, And yet I have not often seen A healthy man, a man full grown, Weep in the public roads alone.
Upon the mountain did they feed; They throve, and we at home did thrive. Shades of the prison-house begin to close Upon the growing Boy, But he beholds the light, and whence it flows, He sees it in his joy; The Youth, who daily farther from the east Must travel, still is Nature's priest, And by the vision splendid Is on his way attended; At length the Man perceives it die away, And fade into the light of common day. This section is 44 lines in blank verse no real structure. He, too, is no mean preacher: Come forth into the light of things, Let Nature be your Teacher. A woeful time it was for me, To see the end of all my gains, The pretty flock which I had reared With all my care and pains, To see it melt like snow away! Written by I heard a thousand blended notes,While in a grove I sate reclined,In that sweet mood when pleasant thoughtsBring sad thoughts to the mind. The waves beside them danced; but they Out-did the sparkling waves in glee: A poet could not but be gay, In such a jocund company: I gazed - and gazed - but little thought What wealth the show to me had brought: For oft, when on my couch I lie In vacant or in pensive mood, They flash upon that inward eye Which is the bliss of solitude; And then my heart with pleasure fills, And dances with the daffodils.
But that time is gone now. Sweet is the lore which Nature brings; Our meddling intellect Mis-shapes the beauteous forms of things:— We murder to dissect. The poem deal with the influence of Nature on the boy, the growing youth, and the man. He has become a thoughtful lover of the meadows, the woods and the mountains. She has a world of ready wealth, Our minds and hearts to bless— Spontaneous wisdom breathed by health, Truth breathed by cheerfulness. This is a select list of the best famous William Wordsworth poetry.
The poet has expressed his tender feeling towards nature. Poems by William Wordsworth: London, 1802 Year Published in — 1802 Milton! Some natural sorrow, loss, or pain, That has been, and maybe again? If this Be but a vain belief, yet, oh! It is not now as it hath been of yore;— Turn wheresoe'er I may, By night or day, The things which I have seen I now can see no more. Through what power, Even for the least division of an hour, Have I. To wicked deeds I was inclined, And wicked fancies cross'd my mind, And every man I chanc'd to see, I thought he knew some ill of me. Image bottom : Portrait of William Wordsworth by Benjamin Haydon, 1842; via.