William Wordsworth and John Keats Essay

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Nature, for hundreds of years man has been influenced, inspired, and charmed by the majesty of nature. In this essay I will be discussing two romantic writers, William Wordsworth and John Keats along with their views of nature that are embedded within their works. Since both writers are no longer living, I’ve decided to select two pieces by each writer and interpret how each writer feels about nature, and from my conclusions I will be comparing and contrasting their individual views. From Wordsworth I’ve chosen his “It is a beauteous evening” and his “The World is too much with us”; from Keats I’ve chosen his “Ode to a Nightingale” and his “Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art”. William…show more content…
In “It is a beauteous evening” Wordsworth is describing a peaceful evening by the sea, he talks about the “everlasting” roar of crashing waves and how beautiful the sun looks as it is setting. Then its seems like he is calling out to a fair young lady to and asking her to walk with him and savor the moment. Then, Wordsworth goes on saying “And worshipp’st at the Temple’s inner shrine, God being with thee when we know it not.” (Wordsworth 317). From these last two lines it seems as if Wordsworth is implying that “This is proof of God’s Glory even though we do not realize it.” Telling form this poem you can grasp Wordsworth’s true feeling about nature; you can tell he is in awe of it’s beauty, but going deeper into the mater it feels like he has a higher appreciation for nature than the rest of the world, that he wants share that appreciation by writing so that we (the world) can see nature’s beauty through his eyes. This kind of leads up to the next poem “The World is too much with us” where he is saddened and disgusted with what people have done and have become, abusing our powers and taking what little in nature that is ours. For example when Wordsworth says “ Great God! I’d rather be A Pagan suckled in a creed outworn.” (Wordsworth 319). Basically “The world is too
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