Analysis of Wordsworth

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An Analysis of Wordsworth’s Personal Change Though the values that compose Wordsworth’s personal principles undergo transformation throughout the years, Wordsworth’s moral dependency on the lustrous beauties and colorful formations of nature are always present in his life. He writes of the intense impressions nature leaves on his heart; that even “In hours of weariness” (27) and loneliness, swallowed up by crowded towns and bustling cities, the memories of the banks of the Wye provide Wordsworth with sweet sensations that revitalize his mortal soul and heart (27-30). The poet explains that these memories of nature offer “tranquil restoration” (30) to his mind, influencing his deeds of “kindness and of love” (35), even when he is not aware of the memory. This “tranquil restoration” is the key element that fuels the transformation of Wordsworth’s youthful experience of nature to his present experience of nature. Wordsworth describes that as a boy, his interactions with nature (the Wye in particular) were not unlike a “roe” (67) being lead about by the marvels of the countryside. His fascinations and joy were substantially supported by the landscape in and of itself. The totality of experiencing nature was purely based on physical sensation, to him it “was all in all” (75). There was no unrest or pain of the troubled world to escape from, there was just the colors and forms of the woods and cataracts that haunted him “like a passion” (77). Wordsworth had an appetite and a fervor for nature that sparked joy and “dizzy raptures” (84-85) even as a boy. Years later, as an older and wiser young man, Wordsworth’s affection for nature generally stayed the same, but his appreciate for nature deepened and provoked a much more mature and sobering outlook. The troubles of the world became a burden to the poet, as often happens when the innocence of a person

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