In "My Heart Leaps Up When I Behold" by Wordswoth, is its directive primarily objective/intellectual or subjective/emotional? Please explain why.
Romantic poetry tends to be more subjective/emotional than objective/intellectual. Romantic poetry was a reaction against the reason of the Enlightenment. The emphasis of Romanticism was emotion and individualism. So, most of what is now considered “romantic” is subjective, introspective and emotional. A lot has to do with personal experience, themes in rural settings and individualism.
This poem is mostly subjective and emotional. The speaker says that the site of a rainbow currently makes his heart leap just as it did when he was a child. He hopes for the same effect when he is an older man....
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