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Ode To Duty

Epigraph: "I am no longer good through deliberate intent, but by long habit have reached a point where I am not only able to do right, but am unable to do anything but what is right" (Seneca,...

Latest answer posted August 15, 2016 8:50 am UTC

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Ode To Duty

The message in the poem 'Ode to Duty'by William Wordsworth is re-iterated more strongly in the last stanza - and this stanza you may find clearer to understand. 'To humbler functions,awful Power, I...

Latest answer posted December 31, 2009 11:12 pm UTC

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Ode To Duty

You can see a figure of speech right off at the very beginning of the poem. The poem starts with an apostrophe, which is when a speaker in a work of literature addresses some concept or idea as if...

Latest answer posted February 7, 2010 12:43 am UTC

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Ode To Duty

This quotation is taken from William Wordsworth's "Ode to Duty". This poem was written later in Wordworth's life, after he had written many romantic poems touting the virtues of freedom and...

Latest answer posted February 1, 2009 4:01 am UTC

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Ode To Duty

You have to consider these lines in the context of the entire poem: "Ode to Duty."Wordsworth personifies duty as the "Stern Daughter of the Voice of God." Duty guides us, lights...

Latest answer posted March 1, 2008 11:04 am UTC

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Ode To Duty

Seneca is discussing the nature of virtue and what it would take to achieve a perfect virtue as a human being. Such a person must be good to their friends but also restrain their dislike of their...

Latest answer posted January 2, 2020 6:34 pm UTC

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Ode To Duty

The following is a rough paraphrase of what Wordsworth is saying in the first three stanzas of "Ode to Duty": In the first stanza, Wordsworth talks to a personified version of the concept of duty,...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2019 11:14 pm UTC

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Ode To Duty

When Wordsworth was a younger man, he was disillusioned with the mechanical age in which he lived; Wordsworth felt that only the man who turned to nature, who felt the joy of nature, could find...

Latest answer posted February 7, 2009 4:45 am UTC

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Ode To Duty

In characterizing the concept of duty as "stern," the speaker, presumably Wordsworth, is reflecting its powerfully compelling notion. There is a reverence for the guidance contained within "duty"...

Latest answer posted August 15, 2009 8:36 pm UTC

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