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Literary Analysis of Wordsworth, Coleridge and Blake

During the Romantic period in literature three poets, William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Blake made an immense and lasting impact in the world of poetic literature. All three possessed elements in their past experiences that influenced them in their works of art. Wordsworth exhibited an everlasting love with Nature. Coleridge used revelation of emotion and language to best fit what he is expressing, to reach out to who ever read his work. Blake has a unique style in the way that he used contrast and imagery. He used such detail in his poetry it made one feel such compassion for the subjects of his works. This paper will display each of these poets’ use of their prominent characteristics in their works of literature. Wordworth’s poetry he exudes such fondness for Nature. Although he is often viewed as a “nature poet” his poetry is not exclusively concerned with picturesque evocations of nature, but rather with the issues of Man, Human Nature and Man’s relationship with the natural and supernatural world. Wordsworth felt that Nature and the natural world was man’s natural home. He described Nature as giving him “unremembered pleasure” (ln. 31) and “tranquil restoration” (ln. 30) The alliance of the inner life with the outer world is at the center of Wordsworth’s descriptions of Nature. Wordsworth’s ideas about memory, the importance of childhood experiences, and the power of the mind tie everything together when observing his work. One can see why Wordsworth holds Nature up on a pedestal, he thought of her not only as his lover when he described feeling “aching joys” (ln. 85) and “dizzy raptures” (ln. 86), but he also looked at Nature as a maternal figure, as seen here: “The anchor of my purest thoughts, the nurse, / The guide, the guardian of my heart, and soul of all / Of my moral being” (ln. 109-111). It seems as if Wordsworth felt that the importance of the poet ...

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