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How TINTERN ABBEY evolves from beginning to end is in a truly reflective state upon the five years that had passed since he had last visited the ruins of the abbey The ruin of the abbey perhaps can be compared to the aging of man and the inevitably of aging however the abbey still stands as does natutre and its eternal splendor The poem starts immediately with an adjective rolling referring to the waters coming down from the mountain springs which do not disturb the murmur of the river These waters rolling from their mountain-springsWith a sweet murmur 3-4 The gentle quietness of the river Wye which Wordworth adored and the visual picture of the rolling of the water from the mountain springs give the reader a feeling of serenity The tone of the poem is calm and mediative and Wordsworth describes the landscape and compares it to the quiet of the sky The landscape with the quiet of the sky8 The plots of land surrounding his dear land are lovingly described with the color green He gives the woods an almost human personality with the use of the verb runin line l7 Of sportive wood run wild these paastoral farms l7 The life of the woods surrounding the Abbey are almost given human like qualities in order to show how man is and must be part of nature In the third stanza of the poem his tone changes and he almost becomes angry at the fact that he had left the abbey and returned to a life which had left him unfullfilled How often has my spirit turned to thee58 In lines 89-92 For I have learned To look on nature not as in the hourOf thoughtless youth but hearing oftentimesThe still sad music of humanity89-92 his tone becomes morose in reflecting upon the lack of human appreciation of nature He uses obvious but knowing adjectives in round ocean and living air And the
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