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William Wordsworth Essay
In our society trends seem to come and go without much of an impact. Romantic poetry flourished in the late 18th century, and it was more than just a trend. It had permanently left a stamp in history, and has changed the way people read and write poetry. Many great poets grew up in the era, using different characteristics of romance in their poetry. William Wordsworth made his poetry romantic by using nature and emotion.

Wordsworth made many relations to nature in his poetry. In his poem “A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal” he makes a great connection with nature. He says “She neither hears nor sees; rolled round in earth’s diurnal course…” Wordsworth is describing how this woman is buried in the earth and is resting peacefully with nature. In another poem “Composed upon Westminster Bridge” the text tends to slide away from nature, but his romance is still clearly there. In the first line he says “Earth has not anything to show more fair.” Wordsworth believes that nature is the most beautiful thing in the world, until he sees the city. Another poem by Wordsworth called “The World Is Too Much with Us” there is a great relation to society and nature. Wordsworth wrote “Getting and spending we lay waste our powers.” What Wordsworth is saying here is that we waste all our power on getting things and spending instead of using our power to appreciate nature. The longest poem we read by Wordsworth was “Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey”. This poem is truly beautiful; there are so many romantic connections with nature. For example Wordsworth writes “These forms of beauty have not been to me”. Nature is Wordsworth’s happy place; it is relaxing for him and brings back good memories.

Wordsworth is different from all the other romantic poets. Most of the other poets write about a subject, while Wordsworth is focused on writing about his feelings. Emotion is another huge characteristic that Wordsworth uses in his romantic poetry. In his...
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