Comparing William Wordsworth and Keats in their poetries of nature.nature is a dominant theme in romantic poetry.how does wordsworth attitude towards nature differ from that of keats?Illustrate...

Comparing William Wordsworth and Keats in their poetries of nature.

nature is a dominant theme in romantic poetry.how does wordsworth attitude towards nature differ from that of keats?Illustrate from some of their poems.

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Ashley Kannan | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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Both Wordsworth and Keats find a redemptive and pure quality to nature.  Their poems extol nature as the one domain that remains free from social corruption and impurity.  There is a sense that order in the world and ethical structure to it is present in the natural setting.  In many poems, Wordsworth artculates this belief.  Take a read at the poem, "I Wandered Lonely as Cloud" and see how many ways nature provides a sense of inspiration and salvation to the speaker.  From the cloud wandering to the field of daffodils, there are images and direct connection to the powerful nature of nature.  In "The Solitary Reaper," Wordsworth conjures up the image of a woman who is inseparable from her natural setting, making her as elusive and as pure.  In Keats' poems, the theme of nature is a backdrop which allows for his delving into the nature of truth, art, and existence.  At the same time, his ode "To Autumn" contains imagery and moods that help to bring out the glory of nature and its natural beauty.  In "La Belle Dame Sans Merci," the natural setting is what allows the story of the knight and his fall from grace to take place.

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Keats is a born artist .Wordsworth is somewhat philosopher .Keats is a lover of beauty .Wordsworth is a lover of external objects of Nature .Keats love to nature leads him to aesthetic delight .Keats' Ode to Nightingale indicates this .Keaats' Ode on a Grecian Urn is a unique poem on art and life .Here we find Keats giving us the meaning and significance of life .Wordsworth tries to become happy emotionally with river , flower , mountain , sea ,and the music of a rustic girl .

Keats is more powerful in his treatment of nature than Wordsworth.The poetic truth of Tin tern Abey is questionable .The poet's depiction of pantheistic creed is self betrayal .For it is not the product of an ascetic

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