Tag Archive: Wordsworth

“The Still, Sad Music of Humanity”: The French Revolution’s Influence on Wordsworth’s “Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey


William Wordsworth’s Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey, on Revisiting the Banks of the Wye during a Tour, July 13, 1798, usually abbreviated “Tintern Abbey,” was written close to the end… Continue reading

The Idealization of Childhood in Wordsworth’s “Ode” and Moonrise Kingdom


Many film goers can think of their favorite quotes from a movie. Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom is rife with them. “That’s not a safe altitude (Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson, 2012)..” “I’m going to find a tree to… Continue reading

A Textual Analysis of Wordsworth’s “Intimations of Immortality”


William Wordsworth has said that, “nothing was more difficult for me in childhood than to admit the notion of death as a state applicable to my own being” (552, Wordsworth). In Wordsworth’s “Ode:… Continue reading

Lyrical Ballads : A Romantic Movement Towards Contemporary Poetry


A rebellion against the Enlightenment and its emphasis on logic, politics, the church, and the like, the Romantic Movement focused on individualism, emotions, nature, and in the promotion of these concepts, broke many… Continue reading

Innocence Lost, and Innocence Regained; An Analysis of the Opinions of Blake and Wordsworth


  The Chimney Sweeper, 2009, by Nitrouz Picture courtesy of http://nitrouzzz.deviantart.com/art/The-Chimney-Sweeper-141158929 Romantics Blake and Wordsworth both share an infatuation with innocence, and lack thereof. These poets diverge regarding the return to and departing… Continue reading

The Chimney Sweep and Nature’s Children


In examining Wordsworth’s Ode on Intimations of Immortality from Early Childhood, there are some similar themes and elements that can also be found in Blake’s collection – specifically when looking at the Chimney… Continue reading

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