This relationship appears to be at the mercy of mankind because of the vulnerable way nature is described. Lines 5-7 This Sea that bares her bosom to the moon; The winds that will be howling at all hours, And are up-gathered now like sleeping flowers; In these lines, the speaker describes the beauties of nature that most people are missing out on. Wordsworth wonders how they could possibly revive their spirits. In most Petrarchan sonnets, the octave proposes a question or an idea that the sestet answers, comments upon, or criticizes. . We need to read this lyric poem as drama. He is talking about the worldly cares and concerns such as money, possessions, and power.
In this Italian sonnet, the narrator, who is Wordsworth himself, is standing on a grassy area overlooking the sea while wishing he could see the glory of nature which humanity has chosen to disregard. In other words, people have powers beyond that which they have tapped into, because they are so busy getting and spending. It is one thing to say that we are like sunflowers, another to say we are sunflowers. People are busy on getting and spending. I think this green pastoral landscape is the most dear thing to me.
This Sea that bares her bosom to the moon; The winds that will be howling at all hours, And are up-gathered now like sleeping flowers; For this, for everything, we are out of tune; It moves us not. Memory For Wordsworth, the power of the human mind is extremely important. The speaker would rather be a pagan who worships an outdated religion so that when he gazes out on the ocean as he's doing now , he might feel less sad. All around him, Wordsworth sees people who are obsessed with money and with manmade objects. Unfortunately that is not normally the case, hence he snaps at people and the destruction that he witnesses around using this poem. The symbolism in his poem illustrates a sense of the conviction and deep feelings Wordsworth had toward nature.
Worse than squandering this blessing, we all but insure we cannot recover it. He reveals that very few things that people see in Nature actually belong to them. In the end, Wordsworth decides that he would rather be a pagan in a complete state of disillusionment than be out of touch with nature. Just as flowers close their petals in sleep as they enter the quiet of night and repose, the howling winds are lifted above in the stillness of the evening scene. But how is imagining Proteus anything more than a trick of the mind? Water has always been a symbol of new beginnings birth itself with the amniotic fluid and baptisms which take place in water and when the sea gods rise from their watery depths to correct the excesses of humanity, a re-birth will have taken place for the world. In essence, materialism is just that getting and spending: it is devoid of emotion or a true fulfilling purpose.
Employing the familiar with the new and revolutionary-Wordsworth uses the familiar structure of the sonnet as well as referring to familiar ancient Gods in the authors context they would have been familiar to persuade the reader to engage in a positive way to the concepts addressed. All manifestations of the natural world—from the highest mountain to the simplest flower—elicit noble, elevated thoughts and passionate emotions in the people who observe these manifestations. Getting and spending is a cluster of longer emphasised words with many consonants, also possibly emphasising this view. Coleridge- Kubla Khan Shelley- Ode to the West Wid Questions from Keats-Ode to a Grecian Urn, Ode to a Nightingale, To Autumn Browning- My Last Duchess Tennyson- Ulysses, Tithonus Emphasis on feeling particularly romantic love emphasis on reason has disappeared Literature should delight rather than to instruct Emphasis on imagination rather than reality; and no more reliance on the classical past for subjects and inspiration Instinct is emphasized rather than intellect0 Emphasis on freedom and enthusiasm no more emphasis on restraint Common man is important rather than the wealthy man in society Youth emphasized rather than authority The feminine is also included and emphasized now rather than just the masculine The individual emphasized rather than any elite social group Solitude becomes important rather than society Emphasis on country life rather than city life Nature is emphasized rather than artificial civilization Who incorporated supernatural into psychological narrative, and is fascinated by the aeolian harp and uses imagination as the key Romantic characteristic in his work. As the speaker feels, the sea is in close relation to the moon and the winds will be howling at all hours. The countryside, little altered for centuries, was becoming mechanised and enclosed. Line 9 not only violates the octave and sestet boundary but also shifts tone from sad resignation to explosive anger: For this, for everything, we are out of tune; It moves us not.
But where is the point of contact when hungry sucking finds the bared bosom? We're so concerned about time and money that we use up all our energy. Mankind's difficulty accepting the beauty that nature has to offer saddened Wordsworth; he found the loss of such a gift difficult to accept. What would refresh him, it turns out, requires the ability to see Proteus and old Triton, those monumental gods of the sea. The mention of God Great God! The fiscal ledger drives our day. Workers were often exploited by the owners, who grew rich whilst the majority remained poor. It reflects his view that humanity must get in touch with nature to progress spiritually. What is in Nature, and in the primitive imaginings in pagan mythologies, is still in us, for all that the commercial city and its double-mindedness has done to ruin us.
Vision and Sight Throughout his poems, Wordsworth fixates on vision and sight as the vehicles through which individuals are transformed. Later that year, he married Mary Hutchinson, a childhood friend, and they had five children together. The tone of complaint continues as the rift between nature and humanity is described. Wordsworth is lamenting the price we pay when we become totally immersed in the machinations of human civilisation. These people are losing their powers of divinity, and can no longer identify with the natural world. Humanity has become self-absorbed and can no longer think clearly. The first part introduces the problem, whereas the second part provides the solution.
He believes that where we should enjoy nature, though it is not ours to own, instead we are filled with greed and we acquire wealth and worldly possessions rather than enjoying nature. England, at the time he wrote this poem, was a hotbed of invention and entrepeneurship. Overall, the poem is well organized with the selection of proper diction. Have a suggestion or would like to leave feedback? Why bother with nature when you could wander around the mall or download a movie? The rationality of the commercial city has reduced metaphor to decoration and by doing so has broken our bond with nature. He appeals to God, and even exclaims that he would rather be a pagan than to be out of touch with nature. William Wordsworth, the biggest nature-lover of them all, lived most of his life in a rural part of northern England called the , a land of beautiful hills, vales, and lakes. The poem produced by this time-consuming process will allow the poet to convey the essence of his emotional memory to his readers and will permit the readers to remember similar emotional experiences of their own.