Surprised by joy—impatient as the Wind I turned to share the transport—Oh!
With a continuous cloud of texture close, Heavy and wan, all whitened by the Moon, Which through that veil is indistinctly seen, A dull, contracted circle, yielding light So feebly spread, that not a shadow falls, Chequering the ground—from rock, plant, tree, or tower. The sky above the speaker is overcast, but things are not quite so simple.
The circle seems to actually be decreasing in size, or waning. This second section of the poem introduces a traveler into the narrative. This light, even when not visible is never gone. There, in a black-blue vault she sails along, Followed by multitudes of stars, that, small And sharp, and bright, along the dark abyss Drive as she drives: The third section of the poem begins as the speaker begins to describe the moon in greater detail.
The moon is personified, it is lent by the author and his speaker, the qualities of a sentient being. The speaker inserts an opinion here, marveling at how fast they move and how they never vanish. This section continues and the speaker, who at this point is seeing as the traveler sees, describes how the wind is moving in the trees, rustling the branches, a loud sound against the silent night, but the stars and moon remain quiet.
The traveler, as well as the speaker, are having a religious moment made poignant by the world above them. At length the Vision closes; and the mind, Not undisturbed by the delight it feels, Which slowly settles into peaceful calm, Is left to muse upon the solemn scene.
The final, shorter section of this piece concludes the narrative. He met with early tragedy in his young life as his mother died when he was only seven years old and he was orphaned at Though he did not excel, he would eventually study at and graduate from Cambridge University in Wordsworth fell in love with a young French woman, Annette Vallon while visiting France and she became pregnant.
The two were separated after England and France declared war in and Wordsworth began to develop his radical ideology. Soon after, Wordsworth became friends with Samuel Taylor Coleridge and the two co-wrote, Lyrical Ballads, which contains some of the most well known poetry from both writers.
He continued to create poetry, although his most productive period had passed, until is death at 80 in April of The Death of the Moth. Moths that fly by day are not properly to be called moths; they do not excite that pleasant sense of dark autumn nights and ivy-blossom which the commonest yellow-underwing asleep in the shadow of the curtain never fails to rouse in us.
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Samuel Taylor Coleridge (/ ˈ k oʊ l ə r ɪ dʒ /; 21 October – 25 July ) was an English poet, literary critic, philosopher and theologian who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake barnweddingvt.com wrote the poems The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and "Kubla Khan", as well as the major prose work Biographia Literaria.
William Wordsworth - Poet - William Wordsworth, who rallied for "common speech" within poems and argued against the poetic biases of the period, wrote some of the most influential poetry in Western literature, including his most famous work, The Prelude, which is often considered to be the crowning achievement of English romanticism.
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The Poems of William Wordsworth, D.C.L., Poet Laureate (London: Moxon, ). The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth, D.C.L., Poet Laureate, 6 volumes (London: Moxon, , ). The Prelude, Or Growth of a Poet's Mind, An Autobiographical Poem (London: Moxon, ; New York: D.
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