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A Treatment Of Messages From Tintern Abbey

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Moving from the Age of Reason to the Romantics period a lot changed about the authors of works in literature. Those poets who belong to the Age of Reason roughly 1700 and those many famous poets before them all wrote different types of poetry. Throughout decades of this country there have been many different changes t poetry it has evolved in each country also evolving around the world. Poets like William Wordsworth, William Blake, and Robert Burns belong to the Romantic period where poets of this time wanted to make poetry easier to read and understand, but have deeper meaning besides the obvious. A poet mentioned from this time period William Wordsworth was very focused on this type of ...view middle of the document...

” Wordsworth goes on here to explain what he was a young man acknowledging that the times of his youth have passed away from those fun times as a young boy in one sense. In another, he goes onto talk about that he is no longer childish and dumb rather he has learned to even look at and enjoy nature differently than the way he did in his youth and become more appreciative. Here it is obvious that the author has realized what it was to be a child reconciling those thoughts into the mature man he is now. Although he looks back onto his past and realizes something’s about is he says that he cannot paint a picture of it, it’s like a blurry distorted image.

Furthermore, Wordsworth also explains what the present is like. After five years of his absence from the Tintern Abbey cathedral, Wordsworth comes back to visit. He begins by explaining what is in the present of course, not chronologically. In this section he is writing his poem from a view on top of a hill beside the cathedral. Page 782 lines 61-65, “The picture of the mind revives again; While here I stand, not only with the sense Of present pleasure, but with pleasing thoughts That in this moment there is life and food For future years. And so I dare to hope.” A view of Tintern Abbey revives his memories of the place when he first visited and how much he loved it and continues to enjoy the view. He feels the pleasure of the present and some pleasing thoughts fill his mind showing that he does indeed enjoy the place: his next point is that he feels life in this moment which gives life to his future. The...

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