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Compareing Shelleys conception of nature with that of Wordsworth as expressed in the two poems Ode to the West Wind and Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey Paying special attention to the three Ts tone technique and theme The two chosen pieces both have a dominant theme of nature Shelley in his poem Ode to the West Wind uses poignant tone while using personification and imagery to unravel his theme of nature While Wordsworths Tintern Abbey contains a governing theme of nature Wordsworth uses first person narration illusive imagery as well as an amiable tone to avow his connection to nature In his poem Ode to the West Wind Shelley uses a poignant and heart-rending tone to describe the power of nature and more specifically the wind Shelleys reference to the wind as the sister of Spring and a Maenad shows how the wind is like a woman spontaneous and free with the liberty to be a gentle soul or a vicious amazon He sees the wind with wonderment and at the same time respects it and or even fears it Shelly not only uses tone to depict his conception of nature but he goes on to use personification to characterize the strength and vigor the wind possesses He gives the wind human characteristics by referring to the wind as her and she For example Her clarion over the dreaming earth and fill Driving sweet buds like flocks to feed in air With loving hues and odors plain and hill can be paralleled with a woman tending to her garden with love and devotion Along with a heart-rending tone and personification Shelley uses imagery to describe nature He refers to the clouds in the sky as angels of rain an lightning and the dead leaves of Autumn as ghosts from and enchanter fleeing he is amazed and mesmerized by the wind and quietly wishes to one day become one with
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