Can you give me more information about nature in Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, and Keats?tintern abbey, the ancient mariner,the west wind,to autumn

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Ashley Kannan eNotes educator| Certified Educator

In each of these poems, nature occupies a fairly dominant role in fully understanding the context of the poems mentioned.  In Tintern Abbey, it is the natural setting of this bridge, this context in nature, that allows for Wordsworth's  reflections on how his life has changed and the arc that has formed.  Nature provides the backdrop from such a rumination to take place.  Nature is the context where all pondering of self can take place.  While it was five years since he last visited this spot, Wordsworth is fairly convinced that in another five years, more might have changed with him, but little else will change in terms of the natural situation and context that broaches such exploration.  Coleridge's poem uses nature as the setting where individual actions are judged and assessed.  The shooting of an albatross, the intense seeds of evil through action and how this plays itself out is one where individuals can see how their behavior is mirrored through the natural setting and context.  In the poem by Shelley, the poet links his desire for immortality with the eternal presence of nature, in hoping that the permanence of nature can also be shared with the poet's desire for immortality.  With Keats' work, nature is the canvass where perfection is rendered, where artistic glory is met with natural piety.