English IV – Unit 9: Romantic and Victorian Poetry Project: 19th-Century Views Oral Report William

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English IV – Unit 9: Romantic and Victorian Poetry Project: 19th-Century Views Oral Report William Wordsworth’s poem, “Composed A Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey, On Revisiting The Banks Of The Wye During A Tour. July 13, 1798” (also known as simply, “Tintern Abbey”), was included in the book Lyrical Ballads, with a Few Other Poems. This was a joint effort between himself and author Samuel Taylor Coleridge. “Tintern Abbey” remains one of Wadsworth’s most famous poems, and at its printing, the book was completely sold out in two years. The name of the poem reflects the inspiration Wadsworth felt upon visiting the ruins of an old church called Tintern Abbey, with his sister Dorothy. During his young adulthood, Wadsworth took numerous…show more content…
He worked on the poem from 1833 to 1850 as an elegy after the death of his dear friend, Arthur Hallam. Tennyson is more ambiguous when talking about nature. Considering the poem is made up of133 ‘sections’, there are only a few instances where he specifically and clearly discusses nature versus God and faith. Tennyson expresses his feelings that nature is careless and indiscriminate when it comes to life….caring more for the survival of a species than the preciousness of a single person’s life, as in stanza 56 (LVI), “Are God and Nature then at strife, That Nature lends such evil dreams? So careful of the type she seems, So careless of the single life” As he continues, he conveys his perception that

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