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Sense of Humanism in Wordsworths Poems One might say that the great guiding principle of the Romantic revolt was reinvigorated humanism which was greater than any since the Renaissance The principle dealt greatly with individualism Humanism affected every cycle politics philosophy religion and arts Generally Wordworth is considered a poet of nature and yet we could sense the doctrine of humanism in his works as well His poems suggest that he thinks highly not only of nature but also man First Wordworth sees significance in every man especially common ones This is quite startling because never before poets see importance in ordinary people Wordsworth sees this and he wrote a number of poems about them He treated them as if they were very significant She Dwelt among Untrodden Way is a good example The poem deals with an ordinary and obscure country lass who has almost nobody to appreciate her beauty as she lives in the remote country And yet her death has strong impact on the poet She lived unknown and few could know When Lucy ceased to be But she is in her grave and oh The difference to me Although only a few people notice her death it grieves Wordworth a lot to think that she is dead Second Wordworth has a strong sense of individualism Almost all of his poems concerned about himself and his mind he rarely wrote about another subject matters Wordworths favorite topic for his poems is to express the course and the development of his mind For example Imitation Ode depicts how once the poet has a serious conflict in his mind - he cherishes childhood and nature and yet none could last forever - and how he finds a resolution - everything can be kept in his memory forever Sonnets Composed upon Westminster Bridge shows his
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