Rustic Life Essay

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Sanghvi 1 Avani Sanghvi, 99 Professor Shweta English paper 13 & 14 24.July.2013 RUSTIC LIFE AS PORTRAYED IN POEMS OF WORDSWORTH In his Preface to the Lyrical Ballad, Wordsworth tells that he had chosen low and rustic life because, according to him, in that condition the essential passions of the heart find a better soul in which they can attain their maturity. In humble and rustic life the essential passions of the persons are less under restraint and therefore express themselves in a plainer and more emphatic language. Wordsworth also says that the humble and rustic life and the elementary feelings of human beings co-exist in a state of greater simplicity and can therefore be more accurately contemplated and more forcibly communicated. The manners of rural life germinate from those elementary feelings, and because of the necessary character of rural occupations, those manners are more easily comprehended. Finally in humble and rustic life, the passions of men are incorporated with the beautiful and permanent form of nature. Wordsworth collects all the traces of vivid excitement which are to be found in the pastoral world. Simplicity is to be the keynote of his theme as also of his style. He is to treat the things of
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