The Influence of Nature in Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey by William Wordsworth
In "Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey," William Wordsworth explains the impact of Nature from Tintern Abbey in his every day life. "Tintern Abbey" shows the great importance of nature to Wordsworth in his writings, love for life, and religion. The memories he has of Tintern Abbey make even the darkest days full of light.
As a result of Wordsworth's many memories of Tintern Abbey, his life appears to be happy. The recollection of Tintern Abbey influences Wordsworth to acts of kindness and love. Likewise, Wordsworth is influenced from the natural surroundings of Tintern Abbey. Bloom said, "The poet loves nature for its own sake alone, and the presence of nature gives beauty to the poets mind…" (Bloom Poetry 409). Nature inspires Wordsworth poetically. Nature gives a landscape of seclusion that implies a deepening of the mood of seclusion in Wordsworth's mind. This helps Wordsworth become inspired in his writings while at the same time he is inspired in his heart (Bloom Nineteenth 468).
As a result of the affection Wordsworth feels towards Nature, he speaks passionately about his feelings in "Tintern Abbey." Often, Wordsworth uses Tintern Abbey's Nature as a healer to his daily mishaps. "Away from the landscape he now rejoins, the poet had not forgotten it, but indeed had owed to memories of its sensations sweet, felt in hours of urban weariness, and therapeutic of the lonely ills he has experienced," writes Bloom. In spirit, Wordsworth claims that he returns to Tintern Abbey when all is not well. The portrait of Nature in Wordsworth's mind assures him that all will be well in the future if he keeps the memory of Tintern Abbey alive (Bloom Nineteenth 469). Bloom also writes that only Nature has the privilege of leading us from joy to joy; we have to wait upon her, brood on past joys, and have faith that she will not abandon hearts that have loved her. Likewise, that is the philosophy that Wordsworth lives by. Wordsworth's love of Nature at Tintern Abbey gives him a sensation that he recognizes as...