At a glance:
- Author: William Wordsworth
- First Published: 1798
- Type of Poem: Lyric
- Genres: Poetry, Lyric poetry
- Subjects: Memory, Nature, Brothers and sisters, Human race, England or English people, Eighteenth century, Sisters, Life, philosophy of, Romanticism, Monasteries, monks, or monasticism, Time, Convents or nunneries
This 160-line poem is autobiographical, written in the first person and in the poet’s own persona. The poem is subtitled “On Revisiting the Banks of the Wye During a Tour.” It is set at Tintern, a ruined abbey next to the River Wye in the West of England.
The poet opens with the observation that five years have passed since he was last there. He continues with a description of the peaceful landscape. Line 23 marks a transition in time and place. He recalls that in moments of weariness in noisy towns, the memory of this landscape has calmed and restored him...
(The entire page is 1526 words.)
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