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Group One Analyze lines 1 49 and relate the significance of memory in this passage to the poem as a whole 1 Laura Shennan In the poem Tintern Abby by William Wordsworth the idea is developed that the process of memory serves a much greater purpose than simply remembrance Instead through the progression of memory the speaker is able to leap beyond the constraints of reality and begins to see things in a new sense he reaches a purer mind The narrator begins the second stanza by sharing his memories of nature The beauteous forms or memories of nature have sustained the speaker with sensations sweet in lonely roomsof towns and cities But beyond reciting recollections of loveliness the memories of the speaker hold no power they are simply memories Yet as the poem progresses the memories of the narrator take on a much deeper role As he guides us through his process of memory we begin to see a transition In the journey through the speakers memories the narrator reaches a new stage as he feels sensations sweetfelt along the heart This new stage is almost a meditation state and described by the speaker as his purer mind From this moment on the narrator is now able to recite unremembered pleasures and little nameless unremembered acts However the ability to recite these details comes only through the succession of the speakers reminiscences In this new state of mind the speaker is also able to not only recollect unremembered acts but also see these acts in a much bigger arena The narrator is able to relate the significance that these acts may have on that best portion of a good mans life even though these acts were not even remembered before the transition to the purer mind Thus the speaker has now reached a new height in his memory a height far beyond the average memory Therefore through the process of memory a
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