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Discuss the loss of childhood and the awakening into the adult world in 2 poems you have studied you should look at three poems The title of Wordsworths poem nutting Wordsworth was born in Cumberland in 1770 and went on to establish himself as a great poet and also to mark what is known as the romantic movement He is a renowned and respected poet with his preoccupation of mans relationship with his environment giving way to the inspiration of many great poets that followed him such as Seamus Heaney Wordsworths influence is clearly evident in many of Heaneys greatest works such as Death of a Naturalist and Blackberry Picking Heaney reflects his presentation of childhood and the eventual awakening into the adult world in Nutting in both these poems yet they are displayed very differently In all three poems the author is looking back in retrospect and even though the pre-occupation of nature dominates each of them this attributes each poem with a sense of individuality and realism The structure of all these poems is also very similar They all contain two very likely stanzas meaning they read like a narrative and allow the author to re-create the situation in detail The structure is also used by the poets to express the transition from childhood into adulthood immediately sets the reader in a woodland scene reinforcing the theme of nature and also creating a suitable atmosphere for wordsworth to recreate his experience It also suggests a sense of adventure of venturing out into some strange unknown territory This is then further emphasised by Wordsworth throughout the first stanza and particularly at the beginning where he depicts the preparation for that day In the first six lines Wordsworth creates a very happy hazy summer day filled with promises of adventure and excitement He describes it as one of those heavenly days that cannot die making the day seem almost like some
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