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The Tables Turned

In the poem "The Tables Turned," the author presents a "carpe diem" message about the importance of getting out and enjoying life to the fullest. Specifically, the author encourages people to...

Latest answer posted April 19, 2012 7:22 pm UTC

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The Tables Turned

There are several Romantic elements in Wordsworth's poem. The opening lines of the poem stresses the idea that individuals should abandon formalized study which seeks to eliminate emotional...

Latest answer posted November 11, 2009 9:07 am UTC

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The Tables Turned

The speaker reacts against the dominance of science in the poem "The Tables Turned" by William Wordsworth by saying that people must get out from behind textbooks and experience the environment...

Latest answer posted March 31, 2016 3:55 pm UTC

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This particular poem discusses Wordsworth's belief that true understanding and knowledge does not exist in the cloistered worlds of academic learning and and books. Rather, if one is searching for...

Latest answer posted June 29, 2009 10:03 pm UTC

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In this poem, the enthusiastic speaker extols the virtues of nature's ability to educate humankind, and he implores his friend -- this friend might even be the reader him or herself! -- to put down...

Latest answer posted September 3, 2019 11:03 am UTC

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The speaker wants his friend to stop reading his books and head out into nature. This isn't so much because he wants him to take time out to smell the roses, as it were; it's more that he thinks...

Latest answer posted July 31, 2020 12:54 pm UTC

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Before we begin to study the stanzas, let's recall some brief tenets of Romanticism and Wordsworth's affection for the movement. Romantic (capital "R") poets were determined to free...

Latest answer posted October 22, 2008 12:49 am UTC

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William Wordsworth was an English Romantic poet. Romantic poets often wrote about and celebrated the natural world, which they thought of as beautiful and beyond compare. Romantic poets also often...

Latest answer posted July 6, 2019 10:22 am UTC

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An analysis of a text's title can lead to illuminating interpretations and ideas. This poem's title—"The Tables Turned"—is a phrase that does not appear in the body of the poem at all. The...

Latest answer posted September 3, 2019 11:13 am UTC

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The narrator of the poem is telling his friend to stop reading books; he'll become fat. The speaker then asks why he chooses to be so serious while outside there is a beautiful evening scene: “Up!...

Latest answer posted October 16, 2008 1:03 pm UTC

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The main character of this poem is the speaker himself, who could very well be the poet, William Wordsworth. The speaker is enthusiastic about nature and all nature has to offer and teach people;...

Latest answer posted September 3, 2019 11:23 am UTC

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Part of the driving force of Romanticism was the belief that the deification of subjectivity and emotion can be more powerful than that of science and rational thought. The opening stanza sets up...

Latest answer posted October 16, 2009 10:33 am UTC

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In his poem "The Tables Turned," Wordsworth encourages the readers to leave their desks and their books behind and to instead go outside and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. In the...

Latest answer posted March 19, 2021 11:06 am UTC

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This is a frightening part of the poem, in which the ship is blown far south by a powerful wind that "loud roared." The crew had been at the warm equator but now they are in a misty, snowy place,...

Latest answer posted March 12, 2018 2:11 pm UTC

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