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There is a little part of all of us that is lost when we grew up and out of our innate innocence As we grow older we realize that something has been lost that we never even realized was there Ode Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood by William Wordsworth displays Wordsworths bitter contempt for having lost childhood and eventual acceptance of his fate Following suit with most romantic poets Wordsworth uses two main ingredients in his works the readers imagination and memory He attempts to stir the memory and titillate the imagination He does this using the literary techniques such as imagery In the earlier stanzas he begins by showing positive natural spectacles In stanza three line nineteen he illustrates a bird singing joyfully Nothing can make his happiness stray not even the thoughts of grief that fill his head they are taken away However each of these memory invoking stanzas contains some sort of remorseful line or lines In line sixteen and seventeen he states that part of his glory his childhood innocence has been lost Midway through the poem he begins to describe his disdain for his loss The closing lines of stanza eight describe the weight the world casts upon a maturing human being However in stanza nine and in all those after he realizes that his memory of childhood and all that is still good with the world is the solution to this troublesome enigma In the final lines of the poem he remarks To me the meanest flower that blows can give thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears Nature in all its splendor has the ability to stir the imagination and memory It helps him to appreciate that which is still good about his life Wordsworth does a fine job of communicating language fruitfully yet clearly Since he writes using the free verse form of an ode all the syntax is
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