Critique Of `` Michael ``

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Critique of “Michael”

Wordsworth, William. “Michael.” In British Literature, compiled by Sandra Brazil, 194-199.
Pensacola: A Beka Book, 2010.

Summary of Major Ideas

In “Michael,” William Wordsworth attempts to demonstrate the reader about good life lessons throughout the poem. He states that “Michael” implements Romanticism literary philosophies and characteristics. He supports this claim by showing literary devices throughout the poem. He describes the main point of the story by presenting about Michael, an old shepherd who sacrifices Luke, his only child to the city for seeking to keep a family’s land.
Critical Evaluation of Work

Wordsworth accurately proves “Michael” as a pastoral poem when he describes Michael, who has worked as a shepherd in his life. The pastoral poem is defined as a poem that demonstrates an idealistic value and set in the rural environment. The story begins with Green-head Ghyll, the land where Michael lives, that has a small river and placed among the mountains. The fact that Michael has an assortment of value proves that Wordsworth is not necessarily retrospective. Wordsworth describes Michael as a person who is reflective about nature when he writes “Those fields…had laid strong hold on his affections, were to him a pleasurable feeling of blind love, the pleasure which there is in life itself” (195). The poet also describes Michael as a high-minded person when he writes “Hence he had learn 'd the meaning of all winds,
Of blasts of every
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