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Resolution and Independence

Even though there was a heavy downpour of rain the night before, the morning is bright, calm, and sun-washed. Various birds—doves, jays, and magpies—are singing and chattering. The only animal the...

Latest answer posted October 30, 2019, 3:39 pm (UTC)

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Resolution and Independence

As the title suggests, Wordsworth's poem is centered on the subjective empowering itself. Filled with Romantic imagery, the speaker, presumably Wordsworth, is seemingly at the pitch of prosperity...

Latest answer posted August 6, 2010, 2:26 am (UTC)

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Resolution and Independence

As the poem opens, the speaker is rambling in the moors on a beautiful, sunny day, but instead of giving him joy, as it usually does, the natural world leaves him full of "dejection." He is fearful...

Latest answer posted February 3, 2020, 12:58 pm (UTC)

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Resolution and Independence

Wordsworth’s poem is kind of self-critique, or a criticism of poetic sensibility. The poem opens with the poet describing a beautiful morning on the moors; he is charmed by the scenery, until his...

Latest answer posted August 14, 2018, 12:17 pm (UTC)

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The inner conflict is the man he is by nature and the poet he is by vocation. The inner conflict he wrestles with is: Should I follow who I am by nature and follow my passion, become a poet ? or...

Latest answer posted October 22, 2009, 11:01 am (UTC)

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Resolution and Independence

Put simply, the night has been stormy but now in the morning it's a beautiful day. The contrast is stated directly and without intricacies or elaboration: There was a roaring in the wind all...

Latest answer posted December 7, 2019, 8:50 pm (UTC)

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The speaker has vague, anxious thoughts about his future as he walks on the moors one day, young and in good health. As he puts it, a "dim sadness" overtakes him, and he worries there may come...

Latest answer posted April 2, 2021, 12:01 pm (UTC)

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Resolution and Independence

In “Resolution and Independence,” the encounter between the speaker and the leech-gatherer turns out to have great significance for the former. That's because the leech-gatherer, a man who, despite...

Latest answer posted August 7, 2021, 9:37 am (UTC)

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It is not clear that the speaker is deep in a forest in this poem. Rather, he describes himself as on the moors and in a "lonely" place. He implies he is near a wooded area, if not a deep forest,...

Latest answer posted August 4, 2021, 1:24 pm (UTC)

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